Unearthed clip revels the awkward moment Bob Geldof clashed with Russell Brand when he called the comedian a ‘c***’ on stage at the NME Awards in 2006
- Bob Geldof called Russell Brand a ‘c***’ in a clash at the NME Awards in 2006
- Brand hit back by accusing Geldof of ‘dining out’ on “I Don’t Like Mondays”
The clash saw the Irish singer openly insult the Essex-born comedian after Geldof was named Hero of the Year at the 2006 awards show.
Taking to the stage to accept his prize, Geldof brushed past Brand before insulting him, telling the audience: ‘Russell Brand, what a c***’.
Brand later hit back at Geldof, joking the reason he was ‘such an expert in famine’ is that he’d been ‘dining out on “I Don’t like Mondays” for 30 years’.
The clip was unearthed after Brand, now 48, was yesterday accused of a series of sexual offences by four different women.
The allegations put against Brand by Channel 4’s Dispatches and The Sunday Times include claims he raped a businesswoman and groomed a 16-year-old schoolgirl for sex.
In a video posted on his YouTube channel on September 15 before the investigation was published, Brand said ‘I seriously refute… these very, very serious, criminal allegations.’
The awkward clash between Brand and Geldof happened after the comedian announced the singer had won Hero of the Year at the NME awards in 2006 for his work on Live 8.
Brand announced Geldof had won by saying: ‘Of course, the winner is Live 8 so please welcome to the stage Sir Bobby Gandalf’.
The Irish rockstar was then seen walking up towards the stage before awkwardly shaking Brand’s hand and then taking to the podium to accept the award.
Geldof then curtly said ‘Russel Brand, what a c**t,’ before thanking those who had worked on Live 8.
The Boomtown Rats star’s remarks were met with laughs and applause as the controversial comedian looked unimpressed.
Brand later took back the microphone and congratulated Geldof before hitting back with a dig of his own.
‘Bob Geldof there, obviously an amazing man to whom we have a lot to be grateful, not in calling me a c**t of course,’ Brand said.
‘Really it’s no surprise that he’s such an expert on famine, he has after all been dining out on “I Don’t Like Mondays” for 30 years,’ he added.
Brand was previously linked to the Irish singer’s second daughter, Peaches Geldof, in 2006, prior to her death from a heroin overdose aged 25 in 2014.
In 2007, the comedian’s 33-year-old friend, Noel Fielding, was also reportedly spotted ‘canoodling’ with the singer’s third daughter, Pixie Geldof, who was 16-years-old at the time.
Brand was later slammed by Geldof’s first daughter, Fifi Geldof, in 2015, after the comedian joked about using drugs at a fundraising event for a charity that specialises in treating drug and alcohol addictions.
Fifi Geldof called Brand an ‘unfunny b*****d’ and an ‘uber-douche extraordinaire’ joked about addiction at drugs charity Focus 12’s fundraising event.
Geldof’s ex-wife – and Fifi’s, Peaches’ and Pixie’s mother – Paula Yates, previously died of a heroin overdose in 2000.