James appeared alongside Lorraine on The Final Leg, when Adam Hills requested the morning TV presenter who her hero of 2020 was.
When requested to call an individual who had made a giant distinction over the previous 12 months, the tv presenter had an sudden reply: ‘Stick with me on this one – Piers Morgan.’
As quickly as she mentioned it, her fellow visitor James replied: ‘Go f**okay your self!’
Whereas James’s response didn’t frazzle Lorraine within the slightest, Piers (who has been praised by many for his protection of the pandemic) wished to take a dig on the comic as he reacted to the second in the present day.
Sharing a tweet, Piers thanked Lorraine for her sentiment earlier than citing James.
He mused: ‘Who’s James Acaster? (real query).’
Fortuitously for Piers, many an individual was keen to step in and reward the comic as probably the greatest within the UK on the minute.
One very useful punter proferred: ‘James Acaster is without doubt one of the greatest comedians within the Nation. He isn’t everybody’s cup of tea however he had 4 Netflix Specials they usually’re superb!’
That was echoed by one other who wrote: ‘Everybody else appears to know who he’s, Piers. Discover it laborious to consider you don’t, truly.’
That is James Acaster, in case you didn’t know (Image: RMV/REX)
As one chimed in, noting James is ‘Argubly the best comic working in Britain proper now,’ one other replied: ‘A very good comic who makes individuals chuckle as a substitute of intentionally pissing individuals off for a residing.’
Piers had his supporters although, with one who additionally hadn’t been updated with James’s comedy, writing: ‘Piers, I simply regarded James Acaster up as I didn’t know who he was both. Apparently, he’s a comic. It simply reveals you Wikipedia can get some issues mistaken.’
Nonetheless, different followers had been additionally eager to recommend to Piers that he did, in reality, know who James was, after having a Twitter spat with the comic in 2019 when James was nonetheless on Twitter.
Piers was concerned in a backwards and forwards with playwright Bola Agbaje, who known as him out after he invited 15-year-old Alex Mann onto the present after his efficiency with grime star Dave at Glastonbury that 12 months and shared a meme suggesting Piers solely preferred black music when white individuals carried out it.
Wanting to indicate that wasn’t the case, he shared images of himself alongside artists Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and 50 Cent.
James responded: ‘With out googling it identify ONE track by every of these artists. Additionally, shut up.’
Displaying Piers knew who he was on the time, he responded, sharing the now-defunct tweet from James, who doesn’t use Twitter: ‘Oh pipe down you virtue-signalling little tw*t. I can’t identify ONE humorous joke you’ve ever cracked, that’s for positive.’
After James requested whether or not that was a lyric by ‘snap diggy digg’, Piers replied: ‘That’s hilarious! No surprise you’re on Mock The Week each six months when somebody drops out.’
One remembered this second and wrote: ‘It’s not a real query @piersmorgan you had a spat with him again in 2019 and clearly knew who he was!’
One other joined that brigade and reminded Piers: ‘Real query but you have got engaged with him previous?’
Whether or not Piers remembers their Twitter backwards and forwards or he’s merely attempting to have a dig on the comic stays to be seen, however one factor’s for positive and that’s James’s feedback on final evening’s programme tickled viewers as they celebrated the New 12 months.
‘James Acaster telling Lorraine Kelly to ‘go f**okay your self’ is my fav second of 2020,’ one mentioned, as one other added: ‘[The Last Leg] holding me laughing by way of a primary ever New Years on my ones! James Acaster telling Lorraine Kelly to f**okay herself is certainly the spotlight.’