Noel Gallagher turned down reality TV appearances

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 February 2015
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has declined offers to appear on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' and 'The X Factor' but "laughed the loudest" when he was asked to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Noel Gallagher laughed when he was asked to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The former Oasis singer received many reality television offers when the band split in 2009 including for the BBC One show as well as 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' and 'The X Factor' but turned them all down.

He said: ""Some f****r saw I'd left Oasis and thought I'd be unemployed so I was even asked to do 'Strictly Come Dancing', which made me laugh the loudest.

"Me? Dance? And who gives a s**t about ballroom dancing?...

"I've been asked to go in to the jungle... and twice for 'The X Factor'."

The Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds star was also offered an appearance on 'Top Gear' despite the fact he is unable to drive.

He added: "Then there was 'Top Gear' - even though I can't f***ing drive.

"They said, 'Don't worry about that, just come on.' They wanted to give me driving lessons so I'd pass my test with 'Top Gear'."

Noel - who has also declined an offer to appear on Piers Morgan's Life Stories - insists that he is a musician first and foremost and will only appear on TV to promote his tracks.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "The only TV I'm doing is Graham Norton, The Jonathan Ross Show and Alan Carr - because I've got a new album coming out.

"I'm not going on TV for anything else. I'm a musician."

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who is happy to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

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