Russell Brand would want a ‘taxidermied Noel Gallagher’ on desert island

Comedian says he'd "dress up" the singer and would want him misrepresented in "Liam's jackets"

Russell Brand has told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs programme that if he were to become stranded he’d want a stuffed Noel Gallagher as his luxury item.

When asked by presenter Kirsty Young what item he’d want with him to make his life more bearable, Brand asked: “You can’t take a person, can you? I can’t take Noel Gallagher as a luxury item, as a minstel?” Young replied: “You could take him stuffed.” Brand then said: “That’s the perfect thing. I’d like a taxidermied Noel Gallagher, perhaps somehow misrepresented – like wearing one of Liam’s jackets.”

Later he added: “I’ve got my stuffed Noel Gallagher to worship and dress up, if I want to. I can do what I like to him. It’ll be a mockery of that man on that island.”


For his eight musical choices, the comedian and actor picked:

Amy Winehouse – ‘You Know I’m No Good’
Daniel Johnston – ‘Like A Monkey In A Zoo’
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Red Right Hand’
The Libertines – ‘Tell The King’
Ravi Shankar With Family & Friends – ‘I Am Missing You’
Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – ‘Thou Shalt Always Kill’
Nirinjan Kaur – ‘Triple Mantra’
Morrissey – ‘Now My Heart is Full’

Earlier this year, Brand performed with Noel Fielding for the Teenage Cancer Trust Show at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of a week of events organised by Gallagher. During the show, Brand played a video recorded at Gallagher’s house, which showed the singer’s children punching a Brand face mask while shouting, “I hate Russell Brand!”

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