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Noel bares his soul to Gaybo on drugs and his estranged Irish dad

OASIS legend Noel Gallagher will be revealing all to Gay Byrne this weekend about his estrangement from his Irish father and his battle with drugs.

The High Flying Birds star will be opening up to the legendary broadcaster on RTE programme The Meaning Of Life this Sunday as he bares his soul to the former Late Late Show presenter.

"He gave a very frank and open interview about his past life and his spirituality and it should make for very interesting viewing," said a source.

The Manchester star filmed an hour-long interview with Byrne in the Merrion Hotel last July where he spoke about his tough upbringing and the fateful night that his Mayo-born mum Peggy fled from their father Tommy with him and his two brothers in tow.

He played truant from school and even got into trouble with police as a teenager.

He explains how Peggy raised all the boys as regular Sunday Mass-going Catholics until he was a teenager when his mum stopped making them go, although his wife Sarah is still a regular attendee.

And the interview was all thanks to his mum, who persuaded her son to record the interview with the well-known broadcaster.

"I have never met Peggy but she seems to hold me in high esteem," Gay explained. "When Noel came on The Late Late Show in 1995, it was on Peggy's orders, and I'm sure she had some hand in this interview.

"He spoke to me about the impact his father had on his life. It seems to be he wrote his father out of life early on."

Byrne first met Gallagher in 1995 when Oasis played their infamous concert at Slane Castle when they supported REM and it is said the pair got on like a house on fire.


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