Kasabian's Serge admits he has 'no recollection' of headlining Glastonbury

The band's frontman also added that his main hope for their new album was that 'no one dies'.

Serge Pizzorno says he doesn't remember Glastonbury 2014. (BBC screengrab)
Serge Pizzorno says he doesn't remember Glastonbury 2014. (BBC screengrab)

Kasabian's frontman Serge Pizzorno has admitted he has "no recollection" of headlining Glastonbury, adding that his main hope for the band's new album is that "no one dies".

The band headlined Glastonbury 10 years ago and have been rumoured to be making a return to the festival this weekend, but refused to give anything away in a hilariously awkward interview with The One Show.

The One Show hosts Alex Jones and Roman Kemp were left speechless by some very unexpected answers from Kasabian frontman Serge Pizzorno when they interviewed him at the end of Friday's show.

Kemp opened the interview with the question on every Kasabian fan's lips - whether rumours of a secret set at Glastonbury this weekend were true.

He asked: "It's been 10 years since you headlined Glastonbury. But I hear rumours of a return, maybe?"

There was an awkwardly long pause, before Pizzorno replied: "Erm, the wellies are always packed. They're by the door waiting to go, so you never know."

Jones then tried to move things along by asking: "What are your memories of playing -" as Pizzorno interrupted: "Glastonbury? I have no recollection."

The show's other guests Paul Whitehouse and Gabby Logan were left in hysterics, but Pizzorno continued: "The levels we reached that night were just insane. It was such an honour, it was 10 years from being first on to working our way up to headlining."

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian performs on the Pyramid stage during day three of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 29, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.  (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
Serge Pizzorno says he has no recollection of headlining Glastonbury in 2014. (Getty Images)

Jones may have thought she was on safer ground asking about the band's new album and whether it could be a seventh number one.

Pizzorno replied: "Who knows? I just hope no one dies, that's always the worst thing. Someone could die and then you're just finished."

"Well...that's very dark," said a stunned Jones.

Serge also spoke about an upcoming gig in their hometown of Leicester: "The great thing is, last time we did it they continue to sing through the night. If England won the World Cup, that's what it was like. People were jumping in the fountains, it was 4am, everyone just going wild."

Kemp commented: "Well, good luck to the people of Leicester."

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Gabby Logan attends The RHS Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 20, 2024 in London, England. All the main garden categories return to the Royal Hospital Chelsea this year.  The Show Gardens along Main Avenue, Sanctuary and Feature Gardens explore themes through horticulture, while the All About Plants area in the Floral Marquee focuses on planting. This year is billed as the most sustainable to date. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Gabby Logan looked ahead to covering the Olympics in Paris. (Getty Images)

Gabby Logan was also a guest on The One Show, where she spoke about commentating at the aris Olympics this summer.

She said: "I pinch myself when I get that phonecall saying will you be part of our team (on the BBC) because it is just the best job to do."

Logan also commented on Fred Sirieix being signed up as a BBC commentator and his daughter competing in the diving, saying: "I'm sure he's doing more than just diving."

The sports presenter revealed the surprising Olympic event she is most looking forward to this summer - breakdancing.

She said: "I think come August we will all become breakdancing experts. What I love most about breakdancing is they have a period of three minutes where they don't know what the music's going to be and they dance off against each other.

"It's like a little battle going on on the dancefloor which I love the idea of."

The One Show airs on BBC One at 7pm on weekdays.