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Noel Fielding denies Amstell comments

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Noel Fielding and Alison Mosshart outside the Groucho Club in London

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Noel Fielding has refuted reports that he claimed Simon Amstell "ruined" Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

The Sun last week quoted him as suggesting that Mel B had to be heavily persuaded to appear on the panel show due to Amstell's perceived bitchiness.

However, Fielding took to Twitter to deny the rumours, saying: "Just for the record I don't use words like cosy and I never said Simon ruined the Buzzcocks. He is my friend. Just for the record."

During his three-year stint as host on the show - which ended last year - Amstell upset Ordinary Boys frontman Preston and Vanessa Feltz.

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