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Noel Gallagher: 'I'd bring Top of the Pops back in a heartbeat'

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Noel Gallagher has called for the return of Top of the Pops.

The former Oasis guitarist, who now fronts Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, admitted that he misses the show, having watched it throughout his childhood.

Noel Gallagher, NME Awards 2012

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"It was fantastic to watch it growing up and it was great to be on it when it was still going. I don't even know why they don't have it on any more," Gallagher told the Radio Times.

"It was a great British tradition to have Top of the Pops on a Thursday, and it gave you a chance to see what these people looked like who you were listening to on the radio, and we don't get that anymore. I would bring it back in a heartbeat."

Speaking about TV shows he doesn't like, he added: "Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. I don't cook but that's not the problem: I can't handle Jamie Oliver's worthiness and I can't handle Gordon Ramsay's attitude - if you make a bad omelette, it's like the end of the world. Who gives a f**k?

"I'm from the school of thought that one eats to survive; one cooks to be a smart arse. And I don't like any period drama - Downton Abbey, all that s**te. Men with wigs on."

Gallagher called last year's Top of the Pops Christmas special dreadful and branded the release strategy surrounding singles in today's charts "insane".

> Top of the Pops relaunching online

Watch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' video for 'The Death Of You And Me' below:

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