Funnyman Russell Brand has praised his friend Noel Gallagher for supporting him over the last few years, insisting the rocker always finds time to listen to his problems.
The comedian met the former Oasis star at a stand-up gig in London in 2004, and the pair has been close pals ever since.
Brand admits he always turns to the guitarist in a crisis, because Gallagher makes him feel better when times are hard.
He tells Britain's Q magazine, "One thing that endlessly surprises me about him is he's the sweetest, most thoughtful, sensitive person. He gives very good advice, if I ever have problems with relationships or friendships or fame."
And Brand will always be grateful to Gallagher for standing by him last year (08), when the comic quit his British radio show after he and fellow broadcaster Jonathan Ross were heavily criticised for leaving "grossly offensive" messages on TV star Andrew Sachs' answer machine during a live broadcast.
Brand adds, "After all that happened, he (Gallagher) went, 'It's a f**king load of b**locks, don't take it seriously.' He knows I'm not a malicious person."