Noel Gallagher recalls “awkward” encounter with Noel Edmonds

"I don't know what he was on about"

Noel Gallagher has described an awkward recent run-in with Deal Or No Deal host Noel Edmonds.

The former Oasis guitarist was recently having lunch at a restaurant with his wife, Sara MacDonald, when Edmonds allegedly approached his table to introduce himself and make a joke about the pair being namesakes.

Gallagher told BBC Radio 2: “I went for lunch last week and in the seat next to me was Noel Edmonds. I’ve never met him and my missus was going, ‘No way, that’s Noel Edmonds’.”

“And he said to me, ‘It’s great to finally meet you after all these years because of all the jokes and that’. I went, ‘What jokes? What are you talking about?’”

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

“And he goes, ‘Because we’re both called Noel’. And I went, ‘What jokes are you talking about? Are people taking the mickey out of me to you?’ And he went, ‘Well, you know’. And then there was an awkward silence and I was like, ‘Whatever, enjoy your sea bass’.”

Gallagher continued: “What jokes?! It wasn’t me dressed as Mr Blobby all those years. I don’t know what he was on about.”

Recently, Noel Gallagher talked about the time he “schooled” Ewan McGregor in a lightsaber battle.

He explained: “There was a party round at my house in the ‘90s and Ewan came, and he’d just got the part for Star Wars, and I was like, ‘No way!’. I happened to have two lightsabers in the house, so I said, ‘Right then, in the back garden and show us your skills.'”