Russell Brand is making his radio comeback hosting a football show with pal Noel Gallagher.
It will be Russell’s return to the airwaves since quitting his BBC Radio 2 show in October after making prank calls to Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs.
His mate Noel will co-host the show on national chat station TalkSport so they can trade football banter, gags and insults.
A pal of Russell revealed yesterday: “TalkSport showed an interest pretty soon after Russell left his BBC show.
“He has now agreed but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.
It will be a one-off in the first instance but will become a regular show if it is a success.
“Obviously it will need to be fitted around Russell’s movie commitments in Hollywood.
“The fact he comes with Noel Gallagher is the icing on the cake.”
Swordsman Russell apologised and fell on his, erm, sword after the Sachsgate scandal where he and Jonathan ross left messages on Andrew’s answerphone about his fling with the actor’s granddaughter Georgina Baillie.
But I reckon he has served his time and personally I am pleased to hear his unique style back on the wireless.
His BBC show — on which Noel was a regular guest — was the best thing on the radio.
And for a man with silly hair who dedicates his life to his quest for my Bizarre Shagger Of The Year gong, West Ham fan Russell knows a fair bit about the beautiful game too.
And with Manchester City supporter Noel by his side the terrace banter will be much funnier than a season in the life of either of their beloved clubs.
It’s definitely a big coup for TalkSport which is fast gaining a reputation as the best place for witty radio chat.
Russell’s pal added: “It’s not about the money for Russell.
“He just loves talking football on the radio — especially with Noel.
“TalkSport is a good place for him too. The station will be prepared to work around his schedule and he will be able to take a few risks too.”
But I’m sure any granddaughter gags will be off limits.
28 February 2009
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