Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher Reunite For Xfm Shows
The notorious dream team take to Xfm's airwaves tonight...
Russell Brand is to return to Xfm this evening... and he's reuniting with his old friend Noel Gallagher for a special series of shows to mark this year's Teenage Cancer Trust gigs.
The pair are to helm a new programme on Monday March 18 at 9pm as part of the lead up to the week-long set of dates for the charity - the first time in seven years that they've worked with producer Matt Morgan, Trevor Lock and poet Mr Gee.
Noel told Xfm presenter and Sun columnist Gordon Smart: "Xfm asked me if I wanted to do my own radio show leading up to this year's TCT concerts. I said, I have a better idea. Why don't we resurrect whats-his-name's career? That hairy skinny-legged yogameister, Rustle Brand? Last seen shaming the nation at them Olympics…
"It'll be great to remind people how colossal me, Matt Morgan and Mr Gee were on that bloody show before 'Arthur' got us all the sack. Tune in and see if I'm wrong."
Russell told Gordon: "I miss radio. It was lovely when we did the show. It'll be great to get the old team back together."
This was the show that landed Jonathan Ross and Brand in trouble over the whole Andrew Sachs "Sachsgate" affair. Xfm is excited, ecstatic, pleased - and ever so slightly nervous - at welcoming the Brand/Gallagher team back into our studios.
You can hear the show Monday March 18 between 9pm-12am.
Noel has curated this year's Teenage Cancer Trust dates, which include performances by Primal Scream, Kasabian, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon and an evening of comedy featuring Russell Brand, Noel Fielding and more.
The Teenage Cancer Trust shows start on March 19 and run through to March 24.
More info herewww.teenagecancertrust.org
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