In case you were wondering, Liam Gallagher has said he’s not going to watch Peter Kay on the comedian’s comeback UK tour next month.
Oh, and he’s also called him a “balloon knot”.
Greater Manchester – and much of the UK, to be honest – went into a bit of a meltdown on Sunday night when the legendary Bolton-born comedian and actor Peter Kay announced that he is to play two huge Manchester shows next month as he makes a return to live comedy on his first stand-up tour in 12 years.
Rumours began circulating that the 49-year-old was preparing for a 2023 comeback tour earlier this year, but it was officially revealed that Kay will be doing two massive shows at the AO Arena on Friday 2 & Saturday 3 December 2022.
After that, the comic will head on over to Birmingham to close out 2022, before making his way across the rest of the UK and Ireland in 2023.
Tickets for the tour are set to go on sale this Saturday, and there’s absolutely no denying that they’re going to be some of the most difficult tickets to secure in recent years – especially as Kay has announced prices will start from just £35 to be budget-friendly amid the rising cost of living crisis.
But luckily, fans won’t have to compete with Liam Gallagher for tickets though, as he’s said he’s not going to bother showing his face.
The outspoken former Oasis frontman has confirmed on Twitter this morning that he doesn’t intend to catch the comedian on tour, saying in response to a fan who questioned: “Morning Liam. Are you gonna go see Peter Kay on his tour?”
“F*** him the balloon knot,” Liam then responded – in typical Gallagher fashion.
Fans then began to weigh in on the situation in the replies to Gallagher’s tweet response, with some speculating the rockstar’s intentions of not going to see the comedian stems from the fact that the pair struck up some beef at the BRIT Awards in 2010 – which Kay was hosting.
The ‘Wonderwall’ singer has had a long-standing and unresolved issue with the comedian after he aimed an insult at him live on stage.
As Liam accepted Oasis’s award for the best British album of the past 30 years for the 1995 record (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the singer swore, hurled a microphone, and then also handed the award to the audience.
Gallagher’s on stage antics prompted host Kay to remark to the audience and the millions of viewers watching at home: “What a k******d”, as he left the stage.
So as you can see, there’s no grudges or bitterness here then.
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You can now stay at Shrek’s Swamp on Airbnb — yes, really
Are you a Dreamworks fan or perhaps an onion/ogre enthusiast? Well, you can now book to stay at Shrek’s Swamp in a land far, far away… and it’s completely free!
‘What are you doing in my swamp?!’ is something that Shrek may roar at you as you lay your weary head in his humble abode this autumn but now, thanks to Airbnb, you’re actually welcome to stay there.
So, if you’re thinking of treating yourself to a getaway, forget the romantic vistas of Rome, say nay to the breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast and revel in the mud-laden, moss-covered surroundings of Shrek’s very own swamp instead.
For those looking to live out their swampiest childhood fairytale dreams, Airbnb is giving you the opportunity to escape to the Scottish Highlands and embrace your ogre-like tendencies.
Bookings for this special stay open on Friday, 13 October at 6pm and, if you’re lucky, up to three of you will be picked to enjoy a two-night swamp stay at absolutely no cost to yourselves from 27-29 October. A nice pre-Halloween treat.
You’ll need to make sure you have a good rating on Airbnb to stand a chance of being chosen and, if you are, you can expect the following:
To relax in the ambience of ‘earwax candlelight’
Kick your feet up with a parfait (everybody likes a parfait!)
Swap stories around the fire until late in the night
Enjoy a stack of freshly made waffles in the morning
And, of course, enjoy the ultimate privacy of Shrek’s trusted outhouse (you know the one)
The Airbnb website also states: “To honour good childhood memories that last a lifetime, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to HopScotch Children’s Charity, which provides some of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children with respite breaks through nurturing and dynamic holiday trips.”
Guests must also note that the shower and toilet facilities are located 20 metres away from the swamp and that those chosen to stay must make their own travel arrangements to and from Scotland.
Might we suggest a fairytale-style horse and carriage shaped like an onion? No reason…
To find out more and to place your booking on 13 October, visit the Shrek Swamp listing on Airbnb.
A radio station playing only Christmas tunes 24/7 is back on air in the UK
It’s that time of year again… a radio station playing only Christmas tunes 24/7 is now back on the airwaves in the UK.
Too early to say the ‘C word’? Never mind, you’ve already clicked on this article.
Autumn may have only just started, and we may still have all the fun of Halloween and Bonfire Night to get stuck into first, but for some people, the festive feels are already in the air – but whether or not you’re in the camp of it being too early to talk about Christmas at this point, it’ll soon be pretty tricky to escape from.
Especially not when a radio station that’s dedicated to playing non-stop Christmas bangers has just relaunched in the UK.
You heard that right – Christmas songs, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
If you’re the type that’s got Mariah blasting in September, and like to start the day with Slade baring out loud, then you should be absolutely made up to hear that Heart Radio has revealed its much-loved festive station, Heart Xmas, is now back up and running.
With just over three months to go until the big day, Heart Xmas has switched-on earlier than ever before this year, and is now live to listen to on DAB digital radio and online via Global Player.
Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, The Pogues, Wham!, Wizzard, Slade, and Shakin Stevens are just some of the artists with those classic Christmas hits you can expect to hear in the run-up to December, as Heart says its dedicated Christmas station promises to bring listeners “the ultimate festive soundtrack at all hours of the day”.
Done denying the festive season’s just round the corner?
If you’re on board and fancy getting into the Christmas spirit, then you can now tune into the Heart Xmas radio on your DAB digital radio, Global Player, or via the Heart website.