Oasis wildman Liam Gallagher feels an urge to "hug" Yoko Ono whenever he meets her, and last night's (10OCT05) Q Awards in London was no exception.

Gallagher has spoken of his admiration for Ono's late husband, ex-BEATLE John Lennon, on many occasions, and yesterday took the opportunity to behave chivalrously towards her again.

He said, "I love this woman. I love Yoko. Every time I see her I just want to give her a hug and protect her."

At the ceremony Oasis took home two awards - Best Album for DON'T BELIEVE THE TRUTH and The People's Choice Award - while Ono picked up the Special Award on behalf of Lennon.