The women in Russell Brands’s LA yoga class can look forward to a well-earned breather next month.
Bizarre’s four-time Shagger Of The Year is making a return to UK radio with his old on-air sparring partner Noel Gallagher.
The Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid of radio are reuniting with the original team behind the Russell Brand Show.
The lads have signed up for a series of new shows on Xfm, which will promote a week of Teenage Cancer Trust gigs Noel has curated for the charity.
It has been five years since they last sat in a studio together, when they took over TalkSport for an afternoon.
But the original A-Team — Ol’ Russ, Noel, producer Matt Morgan and poet Mr Gee — will be on air for the first time in SEVEN years.
Last night Noel said: “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-hisname’s career?’
“ ‘Who?’ they said.
“ ‘That hairy, skinny-legged, yogameister Rustle Brand? Last seen shaming the nation at them Olympics’, said I. ‘Brilliant!’ they said. ‘You really are a genius’.
“‘I know’, said I. In all seriousness though, 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.”
You won’t have to wait long. The good people of Xfm, where I reside on a Sunday morning between 10am and 1pm, have sorted the shows for the end of March.
Russell told me: “I miss radio. It was lovely when we did the show. It will be great to get the old team back together.”
It was the very show that landed Jonathan Ross and Russell in hot water over the Sachsgate business.
You can bet your boots the Ofcom boys will be tuning in and stroking their chins in anticipation of some bad behaviour. Good luck to them — the radio hasn’t been the same without their carry-on.
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2 February 2013
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