He has won world wide acclaim for his moody rock guitar riffs – and rowing with his brother.
Yet former Oasis front man Noel Gallagher’s prize possession is... a Blue Peter badge.
The 46 year-old father-of-two’s devotion to his treasured award was revealed by one-time presenter of the children’s show, Katy Hill.
And Katy, who was staying in Birmingham while presenting Heart FM’s breakfast show with Ed James, further revealed that Noel used the badge to goad his younger brother, and fellow Oasis member, Liam – and rock star pals, including Paul Weller.
Katy met the band while she was filming for Blue Peter at the Space Centre in Florida.
“Oasis were at the same hotel and Noel left a note at reception saying, ‘please can I have a badge’,” she says. “Controversially I only left one for him, and not for Liam. So apparently he, like, slept with it next to his bed.
“And when he had dinner parties and stuff, I think Paul Weller came round, and he would say ‘I want your badge’.
“I’m always amazed by the power of the Blue Peter badge!
“It’s a part of all of our childhoods and no matter how big a star you are, It still haunts you that you never got one!”
Katy’s 1997 meeting with Oasis was just one of an array of showbiz tales Katy revealed on Heart Breakfast last week.