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John Cleese delivered a series of sizzling burns to Piers Morgan on Twitter today


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AS FAR AS Twitter beefs go, this was a veritable beef bourguignon.

A few weeks ago, Piers Morgan penned an article for the Mail on Sunday in which he detailed a close encounter with veteran comedian John Cleese in a New York restaurant.


Despite sitting next to one another, the pair avoided making niceties and instead opted to totally blank each other.

For one tiny nanosecond, our eyes locked in mutual shock, then equally mutual withering contempt. For the next two hours, we avoided all form of contact – physical, verbal, visual.

This morning, John Cleese referred to the article on Twitter and instigated what would become an immensely entertaining back-and-forth.

Piers Morgan then corrected him and provided him with a link to the article…

And asked the Fawlty Towers star when he was going to be funny again.

First of all, John Cleese politely ignored Morgan and threw this excellent piece of shade his way.

Before delivering this sizzling burn.


Morgan tried his best to keep the battle going with some decidedly lame efforts.

But in the end, we think that Cleese won this bout.

Savlon to Piers, stat.

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Amy O'Connor

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