Ally McCoist's absence from the talkSPORT airwaves this morning has been explained.

And it will be a surprise to no one that his colleagues at the English radio station have thrown in a joke over his whereabouts - with the last reported citing supposedly of him 'dancing in the streets of St Johnstone'.

The former Rangers and Scotland star regularly features on the breakfast show between 6-10am. He presents the programme alongside ex-Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling.

Today, Tony Cascarino has joined the iconic presenter for the Monday morning show, as they reflect on the big talking points from the weekend's action.

And Stelling broke the news to listeners by throwing in a cheeky, but timely Rangers vs Celtic quip.

"No Ally McCoist this morning," he revealed. "He will still be dancing in the streets of St Johnstone after Rangers' win sent them top of the Premiership yesterday."

It was a huge weekend at the summit of Scotland's top flight. Philippe Clement and his team took full advantage of Celtic dropping points at home to Kilmarnock on Saturday by comfortably dispatching St Johnstone yesterday.

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Mohamed Diomande and James Tavernier stepped up for the Ibrox club, as their 3-0 win took them two points clear of the champions. So, now the hunters become the hunted. 

Kyogo had Celtic in a first-half lead against Killie at Parkhead, however, a gutsy second-half performance by the Ayrshire side saw David Watson pop up at the back stick with a lovely header to earn Derek McInnes' side a point on the road in their quest for European football. 

That result was the fourth time Celtic have joined points on home soil domestically this season.

And it handed the initiative to Rangers - which they gladly accepted.