Noel Gallagher reportedly turned down the chance to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.

Gallagher apparently declined the offer, citing a busy schedule.

"I'm flattered," The Sun quotes Gallagher as saying. "Sadly though, I'm a bit busy. Maybe next time..."

"Strictly always set their targets extremely high," a programme insider added.

"The show gets huge viewing figures and the bookers behind the show are very much of the opinion, 'If you don't ask, you don't get'. They knew from the off it was ambitious, but they thought it might be something that tickled him."

Strictly Come Dancing is tipped to return to BBC One later this year.