Rizzle Kicks on Huey Morgan ‘Buzzcocks’ walkout: ‘We’re huge Fun Lovin’ Criminals fans’

The BBC 6Music DJ smashed a mug on set of TV show before walking out

Rizzle Kicks have said they are huge fans of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals after the band’s Huey Morgan stormed off music quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks when the Brighton pop due were presenting.

In an episode which was broadcast on last Monday (November 4) on BBC2, Morgan smashed a mug next to team captain Phill Jupitus and teammate Laura Whitmore after turning against Rizzle Kicks.

“I’m not annoyed with him,” the band’s Jordan Stephen told The Guardian. “We’re huge Fun Lovin’ Criminals fans. We’ve asked him to collaborate in the past. He just mashed up and came off really badly. It made good telly, but I’m not going to run to the shops to get him a Christmas card either.”


When asked if there were any injuries suffered from the flying mug, Stephen replied: “This is why we could jest. I wouldn’t have approached it with the same cutting-edge comedy if a bit of porcelain had flicked up and hit [Huey’s team-mates] Laura [Whitmore] or Phill [Jupitus] in the face. Thankfully, everyone came off unscathed.”

During the programme, Morgan appeared annoyed during the ‘next lines’ segment of the show, after being asked to complete lines from songs by his own band. “I just thought you guys might do something different for a change,” he commented.

He has since responded with good humour. Posting on his official Twitter page, Morgan shared a picture of a cat in a tea cup along with the caption “Oh shit! Huey’s here?” View the tweet here.

Morgan isn’t the first contestant to walk off the gameshow. Ordinary Boys frontman Preston walked off the show in 2007, after host Simon Amstell repeatedly ridiculed his then-wife Chantelle Houghton’s personal life and recently published autobiography.