Oasis vs Blur: the rematch – Tabloid Hell

'The Weakest Link' plots Britpop special

Oasis and Blur are rumoured to be indulging in their old Britpop rivalry once more by competing on BBC game show ‘The Weakest Link’.

According to Daily Star, telly chiefs are in talks with the old rivals: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn and Alex James.

And the show is keen to draft in a whole host of Britpop musicians, including the likes of Suede’s Brett Anderson, Elastica’s Justine Frischmann, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield.

A BBC source said the show was in the early planning stages, but added: “If we can pull this off it would be unbelievable.”

He added, “Noel admits he’s a ’Weakest Link’ fan.”

Sounds too good to be true? Naturally it seems it is…

“Despite today’s press reports to the contrary, Blur are not in discussion with the BBC to ‘indulge their old rivalry’ by appearing on ‘The Weakest Link’ with Oasis,” the band’s management told NME.COM. “Don’t believe it.”

Perhaps they got wind of Oasis‘ voting strategy to get Damon out first round…

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