Bradley Wiggins to guest host Buzzcocks?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 October 2012
Bradley Wiggins with Paul Weller

Bradley Wiggins with Paul Weller

The BBC is lining up Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins to guest host 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'

Bradley Wiggins is set to host 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'.

The Olympic gold medallist - who was reportedly offered the opportunity to take part in 'X Factor' - is being lined up by the BBC to host the music quiz show, previously fronted by Simon Amstell and Mark Lamarr.

According to The Sun newspaper, bosses at the BBC are also keen for Liam Gallagher to take part in the same episode because of the friendship they struck up when they met at the GQ Awards in September.

Speaking after the Olympics in August, cyclist Bradley said he would not take part in 'X Factor' because he was not a fan of the music talent search show.

He said: "Let's not talk about the 'X Factor'. Compared to the Olympics everywhere you went the country was on a high, and as athletes it was phenomenal to see that.

"Then you see the 'X Factor' and it's like, 'Oh God, everyone's got to put up with that all winter now.' "

Simon Cowell confirmed there would be an Olympics-themed 'X Factor' show this series, honouring the athletes who took part in the London 2012 Games.

He said: "I think we're going to do something around the Olympics on one of the live shows so they're all welcome. We like having heroes on our shows."

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