RIP ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ – Five Classic Moments

Stop all the clocks, turn off your phone, see if Mark Lamarr’s at home. The BBC have announced today that Never Mind The Buzzcocks is to cease broadcasting after 18 years, 28 series, 269 episodes and countless guest hosts, but only one Phill Jupitus, the show’s sole constant.

Over the years the irreverent music quiz has played host to some hilarious, cringe-worthy and surreal moments. Wipe away your tears and relive some with us…

Ryan Jarman claims to have invented Live 8
One of the Cribs twins tried to persuade Kaiser Chiefs frontman-turned-guest host Ricky Wilson that he inspired Bob Geldof to organise 2005’s Live 8 concerts. See if you buy it…


Ed Sheeran overshares
Pop minstrel Sheeran reveals a little too much about his sexual stamina – or lack of it. As Noel Fielding and guest host Richard Ayoade point out, it’s not great for a 21 year old…

Simon Amstell baits Courtney Love’s lawyers
With a nod to Nick Broomfield’s controversial 1998 documentary Kurt & Courtney, host Simon Amstell risks the ire of the show’s legal team…

Preston walks off
Unhappy at Amstell reading extracts of his then wife Chantelle Houghton’s autobiography, Ordinary Boy Preston strops off…

Phill “does a Preston”
Famed N-Dubz hatstand Dappy annoys Phill Jupitus with a crack at a hatstand, and the longstanding team captain leaves the recording in the time-honoured fashion….