The former footballer appeared on The Graham Norton Show Friday – the same day former Oasis leader Noel Gallagher was there to promote his new single “Ballad of the Mighty I” – and host Norton played inadvertent matchmaker.
Gallagher has long been opposed to the idea of music videos, which he reiterated on the show. “It’s a question I ask my management a lot. I can’t stand them,” he said, before turning to Beckham to ask: “Would you be in one? Would you be in one for us?”
A surprised Beckham, 39, was all for the idea.
“Will I be? I’d love to be!” he responded on the spot.
“I’ve always been a huge fan. When I used to play for England, I remember Noel being at one of the games, and I went up to him and shook his hand I’ve always been a fan of Oasis, obviously, and Noel in general, so of course I’ll be in one of your videos.”
In the new issue of Rolling Stone, after an interviewer brings up Swift’s songwriting abilities, Gallagher calls them into question, slamming the “Style” singer.
“Who says that? Her parents?” Gallagher, 47, said.
When the reporter countered, “lots of people,” Gallagher began to rant: “Name these people She seems like a nice girl, but no one has ever said those words, and you f—ing know it.”
As for his thoughts on 1D?
“They’re lovely lads. But I’ve got to say, I have difficulties with people who don’t write their own songs, who’ve got a team of songwriters who work for your record label.”