'Let's go and take Class A drugs' - How foul-mouthed Liam Gallagher proved he's still a yob at heart at the Brits
By Chris Johnson
, Donna Mcconnell
and Simon Cable
Last updated at 6:14 PM on 17th February 2010
Host Peter Kay described him as a 'knobhead' and there can't be many viewers of the Brit Awards who would disagree with his assessment of Liam Gallagher.
Picking up the gong for Best Album of 30 Years for the 1995 record (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the Oasis star swore his way through his acceptance speech, before hurling his microphone and award into the audience.
Later, on ITV2's backstage coverage, he continued his foul-mouthed tirade before saying to Nicole Appleton, one of the presenters who also happens to be his wife: 'Come on let's all go and take some Class A drugs.'
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Controversial: Nicole Appleton interviews Liam Gallagher on ITV2's post Brits coverage where he said asked her to come and take Class A drugs with him
Oasis beat off stiff competition from the likes of Coldplay (A Rush of Blood To The Head), The Verve (Urban Hymns), Travis (The Man Who) and Keane (Hopes & Fears) to take prestigious award.
Best Album of 30 Years gong, which was voted for by Radio 2 listeners, was a one-off special accolade introduced this year to mark the Brit Awards' 30th anniversary.
But Liam lived up to his yob-like credentials by hurling the gong (and his microphone) into the crowd.
Making his acceptance speech, the frontman thanked the early members of the band, with the exception of older brother Noel, who walked out on the group last summer.
Foul-mouthed: Liam Gallagher picked up the award for Best Album of 30 Years, but failed to thank brother Noel who quit the band last year
ONE-LINE WONDERS FROM PETER KAY...
As well as calling Liam Gallagher a 'knobhead', host Peter Kay, star of Phoenix Nights, poked plenty of fun at other celebrities throughout his routine...
Nice hooter: Peter Kay reveals plan to cut short long acceptance speeches
Opening the show:
'Welcome to the Brit Awards. Twenty minutes of entertainment stretched over two hours.'
'An all black, male version of Bucks Fizz.'
On actor and awards presenter Andy Serkis:
'He's appeared in films as diverse as Lord of the Rings 1, 2 and 3. And he's just played the lead in Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll: The Susan Boyle Story.'
'Leicester's answer to Aswad.'
To Courtney Love:
'It's Courtney Love. All right, Courtney, love?'
On Lady Gaga:
'She's now won every international award apart from Best Male. And that was a close call.'
'The only woman who buys her clothes from Ikea'
On Lady Gaga, again:
'New York's answer to Su Pollard.'
On Robbie Williams:
'Stoke-on-Trent's answer to Shakin' Stevens'
To best international male winner Jay-Z:
'My nan's favourite, Jason Zed.'
After an ad break:
'Welcome back. If you've just switched over from Extreme Fishing with Robson Green – why?'
Arriving alone on stage, he yelled into the microphone: 'Listen kids. I want to thank Bonehead, Guigsy and Alan White. The best band in the f***ing world. Live forever.'
It was after he threw his microphone and award into the crowd and sulked off the stage, the on-form Kay remarked: 'What a knobhead.'
A stage manager had to plead with the audience last night during a commercial break to return the microphone so Best Group winner Kasabian - who were due next on stage - could perform.
Lairy Liam reacted with fury today on Twitter, retorting: 'Listen up fat f**k as a real northerner I was brought up 2 say s**t 2 people's faces not behind their back. Live forever LG.'
Meanwhile, a Facebook group set up to back Peter Kay's TV putdown to Gallagher has now attracted over 91,000 members.
But Liam's bad behaviour didn't end there.
During ITV2's post Brits coverage, Liam left his wife Nicole red faced after he asked her to come and take Class A drugs with him.
The outburst was captured live on ITV2 as he was interviewed by her and her former All Saints bandmate Melanie Blatt.
It has also emerged that the star was involved in a backstage bust-up moments after walking off stage, when he shoved a young woman employed by Brit organisers to pose as a human statue outside guests' dressing rooms.
After she stumbled back, the drunken star then launched himself at her a second time leaving her splayed on the floor in agony.
The unprovoked attack was witnessed by dozens of onlookers who looked on in horror before rushing to help the stricken girl.
Gallagher had to be restrained by two members of his own security team who wrestled him out of the backstage area and returned him to his seat in the auditorium.
One onlooker said: 'His behaviour was disgraceful. Thankfully the girl is alright, although she has got a bit of a limp. He was clearly desperate to cause a bit of trouble but to attack a young girl is unacceptable. Everyone thought he was just acting like a child.'
He was also at the centre of an internet hoax after someone claiming to have picked up the award he tossed into the crowd advertised it on auction site eBay.
It had already attracted bids of up to £250,000 when Brit organisers confirmed it was a scam and that Gallagher had been reunited with his award after the show.
Liam has a history of causing trouble at the Brits.
Retort: Liam's Twitter message today, reacting to Kay calling him a knobhead
In 2000, Robbie Williams challenged him to a fight after enduring months of insults from him.
In 1996, Liam accepted an award on stage from Michael Hutchence. But he humiliated the INXS singer by demanding: 'Why is a has-been presenting to the gonnabes?'
Liam's antics last night have even seen a viewer set up a Facebook protest page, which now has over 54,000 fans.