Bill Bailey reveals all about Preston storming off Never Mind The Buzzcocks

5 December 2018, 17:23 | Updated: 6 December 2018, 12:44

The comedian reminisced about the iconic TV moment which saw The Ordinary Boys frontman storm off set during the quiz show.

Bill Bailey has recalled the moment of TV gold which saw The Ordinary Boys' Preston storm off set during Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Watch our video above.

The comedian, musician and actor - who's currently on stage at London's Wyndham Theatre for his Larks In Transit show - spoke to Radio X's Gordon Smart about his current residency, his new DVD some of his career highlights so far.

Asked about his most greatest moment on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, the quiz show in which he featured with the likes of Simon Amstell and Mark Lamarr, Bailey replied: "There were many. When Preston walked out, it was a bit of a strange moment..."

He added: "I think the thing was Simon Amstell had been sort of goading him and Preston he was a nice lad.

"He'd been on the show before, and he was kind of just a guy in band you know from The Ordinary Boys, which was fine."

Watch the clip again here:

Preston walks out on buzzcocks

The QI star continued: "He was kind of down to earth and then it all got a little bit starry, like 'Well you can't talk to me like that'.

"So when he walked off, I knew he'd walked off for real. And everyone else was like 'Nah, this is a stunt'. No, no he'd gone."

Talking about their decision to replace the Boys Will Be Boys singer with a random member of the crowd, he added: "I just thought, 'We can't do this show with an empty seat,' so I just thought 'We need someone who looks like him.'

"So I took the decision to get someone out of the audience..."

Get the full story of Preston's flounce off set during Never Mind The Buzzcocks

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Bill Bailey onstage. Picture: C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images

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