Former Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher has said he will never forgive his brother Liam for walking out on the band during a tour six years ago.

Noel, who eventually walked out of Oasis after regular arguments with his lead singer brother, was responsible for most of the band's string of hits.

The warring brothers have repeatedly been asked to comment on the prospect of a reunion - particularly for the Glastonbury festival, where they are regularly quoted among the favourites to headline.

But in an interview with the Daily Mirror, Noel, who has gone on to enjoy solo success, appeared to rule out joining his sibling on stage again in a reformed Oasis.

Recalling the 2009 tour, he said: "You would have to go out and say in English to a load of perplexed Japanese people, 'I know you don't understand what I am f***ing saying, but the singer has gone off, so I am going to sing the f***ing rest of the songs'. I could never forgive him for that, ever."

Last year, Liam sparked stories the band were getting back together with a series of cryptic tweets that led one bookmaker to suspend betting on the band playing Glastonbury.