Noel Gallagher turns down ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Tabloid reports say the former Oasis man is 'too busy' to take part in the show

Noel Gallagher has apparently turned down the chance to appear on BBC’s reality show Strictly Come Dancing.

According to today’s edition of The Sun, NME‘s Godlike Genius was approached to take part in the next series of the ballroom dancing show, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.

The tabloid quotes him as saying: “I’m flattered. I’d have done it and all as I’ve recently mastered the sticky task of c***** while dancing. Sadly though, I’m a bit busy. Maybe next time.”

A source at the BBC also told the paper: “Strictly always set their targets extremely high. The show gets huge viewing figures and the bookers behind the show are very much of the opinion ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get’. They knew from the off it was ambitious but they thought it might be something that tickled him.”

Gallagher does indeed have a busy summer of touring planned, with slots at V Festival, Isle Of Wight Festival, Jersey Live and iTunes Festival as well as his own arena shows.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are also playing at this year’s T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.