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Russell Brand disses Katy Perry on live TV - 'I don't know who that is'

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Clare Cullen

Russell Brand has taken a swipe at ex-wife Katy Perry on TV while performing a holiday vox pop for the 'Kelly & Michael' show in the US.

A group of children were 'teaching' British Brand about the American holiday Thanksgiving for the segment.

Brand asked the children who they would invite to dinner and one replied shyly 'Katy Perry'.

Brand paused and then quipped 'Katy Perry? I don't know who that is'.

Another child offered the option of Ariana Grande, who Brand said he did know.

Brand and Perry met in 2009 and married in 2010. They split in 2011 and were divorced after 14 months.

It's not the first time Brand has attracted attention for comments about the singer, whom he previously said gave him "ar*e-ache" on his TV show 'Brand X with Russell Brand'.

Read more: Russell Brand makes crude joke about his marriage to Katy Perry

In recent times, the comedian had appeared to soften towards Perry, appearing on Ellen's US chat show saying he was "very happy to be married to her".

"I still love her as a human being but, sometimes, when you're in a relationship, I suppose it doesn't work out.

"That doesn't mean I regret it or anything...She's such a beautiful human being and I just have only love and positivity for her."

Read more: Russell spills guts over Katy split

As recently as October, Brand was repeating the comments on the Today Show with Matt Lauer.

Speaking to US Vogue, Perry famously claimed the comedian dumped her by text message on New Year's Eve.

"He’s a very smart man, a magical man and I was in love with him when I married him. Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."

Perry has also attributed her hit 'By The Grace of God' to her split with Brand, claiming the lyrics are based on "suicidal thoughts" brought on by the heartbreak.

Read more: Katy Perry: I was in a darker place

The split featured in Perry's 2012 tour documentary 'Part of Me', which Brand reportedly refused to watch, calling the inclusion of the story a "tantrum".

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