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Noel Gallagher has been panic buying booze amid coronavirus pandemic


Noel Gallagher has said that he has been panic buying booze during the coronavirus outbreak in a recent podcast appearance.

Gallagher was speaking with his friend, comedy writer and Russell Brand collaborator Matt Morgan on his Radio X, Funny How? podcast, where the former Oasis man revealed him and his wife are self-isolating in their country home.

He told Morgan: “I’ve been panic buying booze, now that the pubs are shut the only thing to now is to drink your way through it. If you don’t leave the house you’ll be OK. I don’t see anybody anyway, I ride my bike where I live and you get the odd car on the road but I don’t stop to talk to anybody. I can easily shut the door and stay in.”

Gallagher added: “We’re out of London, so well away from the madhouse, we’re alright. I live 75 miles outside of London now, so it’s different out here, I was in the supermarket because I wanted to see the bare shelves. I was in there because I thought, ‘I’ll get a load of booze’. And all that was there was a load of gluten-free Peroni. All the beers were gone!”

Gallagher, discussing the current stockpiling crisis, offered his bemusement at the demand for toilet roll: “What I want to know is what is it with the toilet roll? I live in ignorant bliss of everything, I don’t watch the news, but when I heard that people were buying toilet roll, I thought, ‘Oh, does it give you the shits?’ It was like, ‘No.’”

He then added in classic Noel style: “But people are mass buying toilet roll and hand sanitiser. I’m just going to wipe my arse with one of my children.”

Noel’s attitude towards drinking through lockdown reminds us of a certain someone who he used to be in a band with many moons ago…