Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson renewed their thirteen-year-long feud online today as they hurled insults at one another from either side of the Atlantic.
Top Gear presenter Clarkson began the Twitter spat by sharing a photo of the journalist with his fans, writing, “What a monumental tw*t this man is. I cannot wait for the day he goes to prison.”
He followed his tweet up with another, reading, “Americans. Don't trust Piers Morgan. He knows how to hack your phone and will f**k up your army for a buck.”
Morgan, who is currently based in the USA, found it impossible to ignore Clarkson’s jibes and replied, “Being called a 'monumental twat' by a racist pot-bellied pig @JeremyClarkson who wants nurses executed is the purest definition of irony.”
Morgan added. “You had your chance @JeremyClarkson - unfortunately you punch like a muscle-depleted chihuahua. So pipe down, you gnarled old fool” referring to the incident when Clarkson punched him at the 2004 British Press Awards.
“Last time I saw Piers Morgan, he was at a party listening to Samuel L Jackson and Justin Timberlake I was there with my friends,” Clarkson wrote to which Morgan replied in the tat-for-tat argument, “Mate, @JeremyClarkson - it's not my fault @jtimberlake @Pharrell & @SamuelLJackson hadn't a clue who you were! Try being more successful.”
He continued, “Nor @JeremyClarkson is it my fault I have 1.3m more followers than you. It's called 'popularity'. Now go home.”
The argument, which was being followed by millions of the pair’s fans, turned to their individual television programmes.
“Piers. Let's finish it with this. Your show attracts a global audience less than Cash in the Attic. That's why you're going to be sacked,” Clarkson wrote.
Piers replied within seconds of a quick Google search, writing, “Cash in the Attic gets 500m viewers?”
Clarkson had the last word as he wrote, “I'm going to bed now, happy at the news from CNN insiders that Piers Morgan will soon be sacked.”
Many online began commenting on the spat, with Sky News presenter Kay Burley writing, “I have very much enjoyed @piersmorgan v @JeremyClarkson today. I think Pools Panel would call it a score draw.”
The Clarkson-Morgan row began more than 10 years ago when former Mirror editor Morgan ran a story with photos of Clarkson kissing a woman who was not his wife.
Clarkson then punched the former editor at the 2004 Press Awards in front of a crowd of journalists.
The pair have had their differences ever since, their feud reigniting at certain occasions.