Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher recently refused an offer to front Have I Got News For You. He admitted he feared going up against the hit show’s panellists via The Daily Star.
Noel recently revealed why he decided to turn down the offer. Here is what he said:
“I was actually asked to present Have I Got News For You, but I’d be so out of my depth with those guys who are like f***ing amazingly funny and witty – Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and whoever else would be on it.
“But like, you see people on Have I Got New For You and you just think, ‘Why are they on it?’
“And they don’t say a thing because obviously they’ve not said anything funny and it’s just edited out and they just sit there and it’s just a pointless f***ing exercise.
“But I’ve been asked to do things like that and I’m always like, ‘No, it’s not for me’.”
Noel also blasted the BBC for cancelling former host Angus Deayton after he hit the headlines for taking cocaine and having sex with prostitutes. The former Oasis star said it paled into insignificance compared to the litany of horrific crimes carried out by Jimmy Savile.
He fumed: “They should have kept him, he was the best! It’s the f***ing BBC being big fannies, innit?
“It’s like anyone that’s ever been remotely controversial has got to be fired.”