John Cleese dubs Piers Morgan an "awful creep"

Ian Sandwell
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John Cleese has set his sights on Piers Morgan again by describing him as an "awful creep".

Their feud started back in 2015 when John took to Twitter to clarify something that Piers had written about him: "Piers Morgan writes that I didn't recognise him in a restaurant in New York. I did. I just didn't want to speak to someone I truly detest."

Burn.

And their Twitter feud has been going on ever since, with John reigniting it in the latest issue of Radio Times.

"I always thought he was an awful creep. I pretended that I hadn't seen him in a restaurant but it didn't work. He then asked me when I was going to be funny again," he explained.

"I just didn't want to have an encounter with him and since then he's been after me and I've been after him."

Your move, Piers.

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As well as making his BBC TV comeback with new sitcom Edith later this year, John has a new radio series starting this Wednesday (May 3) called John Cleese Presents, which uses extracts from his autobiography.

"I'm not doing it for the money. Before anyone accuses me of that, I'm doing it because I've always loved radio and for 400 years I've been saying it's the best medium," he noted.

"But it doesn't pay very well, so if you've got involved in things like alimony, it's not the first medium you'll run to to solve your problems."

John Cleese Presents starts on BBC Radio 4 at 9.30am on Wednesday.

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