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Noel Gallagher says he is too busy to take to the dancefloor on Strictly Come Dancing

Noel Gallagher says he is too busy to take to the dancefloor on Strictly Come Dancing

Noel Gallagher says he is too busy to take to the dancefloor on Strictly Come Dancing

Noel Gallagher has turned down an invitation to slide away across the dancefloor on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.

The former Oasis star - who is touring this summer with his new band High Flying Birds - was approached by show bosses, but reluctantly turned it down because he was busy.

In the past, controversial artist Tracey Emin and TV presenter Richard Madeley have been among those rumoured to be offered a chance to appear on the show.

Explaining his decision to The Sun, Gallagher said: "I'm flattered. I'd have done it an' all... Sadly though, I'm a bit busy. Maybe next time ..."

Other names rumoured to have been approached for this year's show include EastEnders stars Sid Owen and Charlie Brooks, who play brother and sister Ricky and Janine Butcher.

PA Media