Noel Gallagher denies he's a Jason Donovan fan!

Noel Gallagher denies he's a Jason Donovan fan!
Noel Gallagher denies he's a Jason Donovan fan! (Image credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima)

Noel Gallagher has revealed he once had an embarrassing encounter with Jason Donovan, when the ex-Neighbours star mistook him for a crazy fan. The former Oasis star revealed he was waiting for his driver, also called Jason, when a car pulled up and he shouted at the driver, only to be greeted by the Australian singer and actor, who thought he was a fan. Noel told Australian radio station Triple M: "I was thinking, 'Did he think I'd just stood on the street going there's Jason Donovan?' Not cool." He explained: "I was out one night doing late night shopping. I was with my roadie in a black Range Rover, his name is Jason, and he went to park the Range Rover in a car park. "He was coming to meet me outside the shops, so I'm waiting outside the car park and out pulls this black Range Rover that I think is my roadie, Jason. He drives straight past so I shout, 'Jason, what the f**k are you doing?' and this black car pulls up and it was Jason Donovan. "He thought I'd just seen him in the street and was shouting 'Jason' like a fan. He wound the window down and went, 'G'day mate how's it goin? Are you alright?' and I was kind of thinking, 'What the f**k is going on here?' About 10 seconds later my Jason pulled up behind him in an identical car. I was like, 'This is so f**king weird'. "

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.