Matthew Morrison denies calling ex-girlfriend Kelly Brook "not the brightest bulb"

'She is a wonderful person and a good friend': Matthew Morrison denies calling ex-girlfriend Kelly Brook 'not the brightest bulb'

Speaking ill of an ex-girlfriend is never going to go down well – particularly if both of you are in the public eye.

So following yesterday's headline-making news that Matthew Morrison had mocked Kelly Brook's intelligence during an interview, the Glee star has done some serious backtracking.

The actor, 33, took to Twitter today to deny that he said that Kelly was 'not the brightest bulb' during an interview published in the Daily Mirror.

'Not the brightest bulb': Matthew Morrison implied Kelly Brook is rather dim

'Not the brightest bulb': Matthew Morrison implied Kelly Brook is rather dim

Backtracking: Matthew Morrison has denied calling ex Kelly Brook 'not the brightest bulb'

Hinting that perhaps there had been some behind-the-scenes panic from his people, Morrison wrote: 'Wow, woke up to a flurry of emails
regarding Kelly Brook. Don’t always believe what you read. Kelly is a
wonderful person and a good friend.'

Kelly, 32, quickly responded via the same channel, tweeting back simply: 'Thank you Matt,' signing off with a flurry of 'kisses.'

Despite what was printed yesterday, the duo seem to be on good terms following their brief romance in 2010.

Hitting back: The Glee star took to Twitter to deny that he ever made the comments, printed in The Mirror

Hitting back: The Glee star took to Twitter to deny that he ever made the comments, printed in The Mirror

On good terms: Kelly quickly responded via Twitter

On good terms: Kelly quickly responded via Twitter

Miss Brook, now dating rugby player Thom Evans, appeared hurt by the quotes alleged to have been said by Matthew yesterday. Following their publication, she wrote on her Twitter page: ' 'I've had one motto I've always lived by – Dignity always Dignity (unless your [sic] making someone laugh) xxxx'

A story in the Mirror claimed that Morrison told the paper: 'I once went out with a Brit. I didn’t realise she was such tabloid fodder.'

He allegedly added: 'It was Kelly Brook… she’s not exactly the brightest bulb. We only went on one date.'

Fling: Matthew and Kelly dated during the World Cup season in 2010

Fling: Matthew and Kelly dated during the World Cup season in 2010

The
pair were spied engaging in a rather public display of affection back
in 2010, kissing outside a London Mayfair restaurant during the World
Cup.

Matthew, 33, also revealed the latest news on his Fox show, in which he stars as Spanish teacher Will Schuester.

He
revealed: 'It’s not ending any time soon. Once they have you, they trap
you. I’m tied in to seven years… I cannot get out of it!'

Come on, there's a game to watch! Kelly tried to hurry Matthew on route to the pub

Come on, there's a game to watch! Kelly tried to hurry Matthew on route to pub

Matthew even joked he has 'a really good lawyer' but there’s nothing they can do to sever the contract so he can concentrate on film offers instead.

But despite the arduous bond he can't break, perhaps Matthew will force a smile when he considers the royalties he looks set to receive.

The cast of Glee have ranked eighth on a list of best selling digital artists of all time, following their incredible soundtrack success in the charts.

Moving on: Kelly has been dating Thom Evans since November 2010

Moving on: Kelly has been dating Thom Evans since November 2010

Since 2009, the stars of the show have accumulated over 42 million downloaded songs worldwide and more than 32 million in the US alone.

Columbia Records soundtrack executive Glen Brunman said: 'There has never been anything like Glee. The idea that 58 episodes of a television show can generate sales of 32 million downloads is simply staggering.'

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