Noel Gallagher has confirmed long-running rumours he sold his holiday home in Ibiza to get away from British singer James Blunt.

The former Oasis star owned a property on the sun-soaked Spanish island, and U.K. reports suggested he sold up when he heard You're Beautiful singer Blunt had taken up residence nearby.

Gallagher was asked about the story in a question-and-answer session with readers of Time Out Dubai magazine, and when one fan asked "Is it true you moved out of Ibiza because of James Blunt?" he replied, "Yes".

When probed about what Blunt did to upset him, Gallagher added, "He didn't (upset me). He just moved there. I can't have that."