Alan McGee has never been a man to mince his words, so when he says that he doesn't like something, you take his word for it.

The former Oasis manager and Creation Records boss has said that he thinks the cover of Oasis's 'Half the World Away', which is being used on this year's John Lewis Christmas ad, is 'rubbish'.

I think it’s rubbish," he told Gigwise. "I don’t know what anybody else thinks of it, though. I’m pleased for Noel that he got his royalties, I hope they gave him a million quid but I thought actually it was rubbish."

The song was covered by unknown Norwegian artist Aurora.