British actor and comedian Russell Brand has responded to claims from Clare Balding that he tried to hit on her. Clare says that Russell made a move on her but she rejected his advances. Russell has now responded to these comments but in a less than serious manner.
Ever the funnyman, Brand told Capital FM, "Clare Balding, isn't she gay? I don't know that I've ever met Clare Balding. I just do that with lesbians, like, 'Come on, you're not that lesbian. For heaven's sake, you're just being difficult now'. She's in a happy relationship, isn't she? I won't rest until every lesbian relationship in Britain has been disrupted by an unwelcome boorish Essex boy."
Russell was then asked about Katy Perry, to which he responded, "Ah come on, don't go on about that. It just perpetuates it. Like, if this was a proper police interview, you'd go, 'For the benefit of the tape Mr Brand is looking around the room, in a shifty fashion'."
It was recently claimed that Russell Brand ended his marriage to Katy Perry via text message, rather than doing it face to face. Since the split, Russell has been linked to a number of women, including Sheridan Smith, although they insist that they are just good friends.