Ian Brown: ‘I’ve never seen the Queen’s Christmas speech’

Star says the telly goes off before Queen has a chance to address him

Ian Brown has revealed that he has never seen the Queen’s annual Christmas speech, the result of his political stance.

He explained to NME.COM that due to his father’s socialist leanings he doesn’t tolerate the monarch’s message.

“One thing I’ve always loved and rated me dad for is that because of him I’ve never seen the Queen’s Christmas speech,” he said.

“Three o’clock – bam! As soon as she comes on, the telly goes off. My dad’s a fervent socialist, old-school to this day.

“I remember when I was 14… him giving me a ‘Stuff The Jubilee’ sticker with a picture of the Queen with her nose in the air and a big scarf around her.

“What the fuck she’s got to do with Christmas, I don’t know.”

To read the full Christmas interview with Ian Brown, see the bumper Christmas issue of NME, on newsstands now.