Noel Gallagher says brother Liam is ''like a squeaky toy that swears a lot''.

The siblings haven't spoken properly since the break-up of their band, Oasis, in 2009 - caused by a huge argument between them - and Noel says when they have run into each other, the Beady Eye frontman insults him.

Noel said: ''I'm 45, he's 40. He's doing his thing, I'm doing my thing. But we texted each other at Christmas. I've seen him at a party after the Olympics, he did the usual and hurled an insult at me and walked off, which is kind of par for the course. He's like a like a squeaky toy that swears a lot. In a blazer.''

Noel also recounted a story about when they were still close and he gave Liam a tip as to how he could keep his champagne fresh by using a metal utensil in it - though his younger brother seemed to misunderstand the advice.

He added to UK station BBC 6 Music: ''We were round at his house one night. He says, 'Why have you got a fork in that bottle of champagne?' I replied, 'Cos it keeps the bubbles, keeps it fresh'

''A few weeks later we were round his house and opened the fridge door and there was a spoon in a bottle of milk.''