Close friends Russell and Noel have teamed up to present a football special which marks the comedian's return to radio since he resigned from the BBC six months ago
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Footie fan Russell Brand returns to the airwaves in show with pal Noel

16 APRIL 2009
Russell Brand is due to make his return to Britain's radio waves on Sunday by presenting a football special. The Essex comedian who fell foul of radio bosses after an incident also involving Jonathan Ross - has teamed up with pal Noel Gallagher to front a two-hour sporting special billed as "a heavy dose of cutting-edge comedy, controversial commentary and the odd eye-opening anecdote".

While Russell is a West Ham United fan, his Oasis guitarist co-host is a loyal Manchester City supporter.

It's not the first time the pair have teamed up on the airwaves. The dad-of-two was a frequent guest on Russell's BBC 2 radio show from which he resigned six months ago following the Andrew Sachs scandal. And the musician's presence was so ubiquitous Russell often referred to him as an unofficial co-presenter.

The Talksport programme is advertised as a one-off, although it's understood it may become a regular feature if the show is a success.

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