Rick Astley
Rick Astley

THE Rick-rolling craze has stepped up a gear as it has spread to the phone.

An international phone number has been set up that leads to a recording of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up.

According to The Province newspaper in Canada, the 778-330-2389 is passed out by people who don’t want to give their real number out, and when the caller rings, they’ll get Rickrolled.

The Newton-le-Willows singer has never been able to get away from the classic song which made him famous. But he is going strong and touring the world. He will be in Singapore later this month performing hits including Together Forever.