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Jake Bugg: Touring is incredible

Jake Bugg has said it's been amazing to go on tour with Noel Gallagher - because he'd never even left Britain until this year.

Ex-Oasis star Noel tracked down Jake to be the support act on the European leg of his world tour after watching the then unknown appear on Later... With Jools Holland.

Jake, 18, said: I'd never been out of the UK before this year - and now I've been to Germany five times, and France three times, plus loads of other places.

"It was incredible. We played 8,000-seat venues each night, and everyone came in to watch me.

"It's not like when you support someone in the UK and everyone's in the bar till the main act comes on."

His debut album entered the chart at number one after facing fierce competition from Leona Lewis' third album.

"I didn't think my album would even get in the top 40, to be honest," he said.

"So to hear that I was battling Leona Lewis for number one was pretty mad. I couldn't really ask for any more."

:: Jake Bugg's eponymous debut album is out now. He begins a UK tour on November 12.

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