Martin Clunes slams John Cleese

Last week the Fawlty Towers funnyman blamed TV bosses, saying, "They don't want to pay good writers."

But the former Men Behaving Badly star told the Sun: "John Cleese certainly hasn't made any good comedy since the 80s!"

He continued: "Isn't it curious how successful people only think there's only success in their day?

"There's a lot of it about, unfortunately."

Martin, who is currently filming for a new series of Doc Martin for ITV1, hit back at Cleese: "There's been loads of good comedy... There's even loads at the moment.

"What about Lead Balloon, Outnumbered, Pulling and Free Agents?

"Sharon Horgan's a real talent and her fellow writer Chris Niel is amazing."

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