Miley Cyrus has revealed that she is retiring her infamous tongue.

The Disney star-turned-twerking sensation, who provoked controversy with her raunchy performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV VMAs, is known for sticking out her mouth organ in pictures and during performances.

However, she has admitted that she is getting bored with constantly striking the rock 'n' roll pose and working on a new image.

Speaking on French TV show 'Le Grand Journal', she said: "It's the new Miley tongue. I think people always take pictures of themselves and me doing it is just being myself so it's kind of like my style now ... [But] that's getting a little old. I'm going to have to retire it!"

The 20-year-old singer said that although it is impressively long, she still can't touch her nose with her tongue, no matter how hard she tries.

"For as long as it is, you would think that I could touch my nose. I mean I've tried it, I can't, I'm so close. I wish I had more control of it, I can't do any tricks, no four leaf clover, nothing!" she told her French fans.

The We Can't Stop hitmaker also talked about shedding her good girl Hannah Montana image with her provocative MTV Video Music Awards appearance, which sent the twittersphere into meltdown.

"I just think if you make the choice to do something in front of the world, there's no going back and apologising now," she said.

"I already did it, there's no going backwards. I do everything I do for a reason. My mum is very proud of me!"

She also explained that her image overhaul was designed to attract the world's attention and make an impact.

"I wanted to make history which I think we did over the last two weeks ... I think all that matters is having good intentions. [The VMAs video] did do well online, everyone in the world is thinking what am I going to do next," she said.

"All eyes are on me and I'll do what I wanna do so people remember me. It's bittersweet."