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It was both eyes says Liam Gallagher over Sacha Baron Cohen 'eye-stab threat'

Published 04/03/2016 | 10:16

Sacha Baron Cohen based his look in new film Grimsby on the Oasis frontman
Sacha Baron Cohen based his look in new film Grimsby on the Oasis frontman

Liam Gallagher has responded to claims by Sacha Baron Cohen that he threatened to stab the Borat star in the eye, saying "it wasn't just the one eye, it was both".

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Cohen, who based his look in new film Grimsby on the former Oasis frontman, said the singer made the threat during a conversation with U2's Bono after the GQ Awards.

According to the Ali G star, Gallagher said: "You know what, I'm going to stab you. I'm going to stab you in the eye."

In response to Cohen's claims, a spokeswoman for Gallagher told the Press Association: "Liam wants to clarify that it wasn't just the one eye, it was both."

Cohen said the incident happened after Ga llagher challenged the comedian on why he failed to tell a joke about him on stage.

Appearing on US television show Conan, he said: "I thought to myself, I've never heard such a specific threat. That's a good aim.

" Anyway, eventually he didn't stab me so I thought I would avoid confrontation by having my hair done like him in the next movie."

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