Noel Gallagher says he gets recognised more for ‘Gogglebox’ appearance than music

Musician starred on charity episode of C4 reality show alongside Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell in October

Noel Gallagher has said that he gets recognised more for Gogglebox than he does for his music since appearing on an episode of the Channel 4 programme earlier this year.

Gallagher appeared alongside Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss on a charity episode of the show, which sees members of the public sitting in their living rooms and commenting on TV shows as they watch them, in October.

Recalling the most recent occasion he was recognised in public, Gallagher admitted to XFM that he was surprised to discover the reason why.

“A crowd of kids had gathered watching us have a curry, about 11 or 12 kids.” said Noel, who went outside to talk to what he assumed were fans. “I was kind of stood there and this girl’s going ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’ And I heard her whisper to her mate, ‘Who is it?’

“Her mate said ‘He’s off Gogglebox’. And she went: ‘Are you off Gogglebox?’ I went ‘Amongst other things, yes'”.

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Last week Gallagher said that Russell Brand’s plans for revolution might go the same way as his acting career while also hinting heavily that he wants to play Glastonbury in 2015.

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Belfast Odyssey Arena (March 3)
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Nottingham Capital FM Arena (6)
Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena (7)
Manchester Arena (9)
London O2 Arena (10)

Tickets are available here

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