Piers Morgan has opened up on his conversations with Cristiano Ronaldo before and after Juventus' victory at Barcelona.
Ronaldo, 35, converted two penalties as Juve emerged 3-0 winners to pip La Liga giants Barca to top spot in Champions League Group G.
Morgan is an ardent fan of the Portugal legend and has frequently claimed he is a superior player to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
As such, he was keen to wish Ronaldo well ahead of kick-off at the Nou Camp.
"I got promoted last night, he (Ronaldo) always calls me a few things when we chat," Morgan told ITV's Good Morning Britain .
"I just sent him a little message saying 'Big night legend. Take them down.' I got three thumbs up back.
"I said 'Is that one for each goal?' No reply. He scored two, nearly got a third. I just said 'You destroyed them'.
"He replied 'Thanks bro'. I'm now Cristiano Ronaldo's bro."
Morgan's co-host Susanna Reid, however, was not convinced he can claim to be a close acquaintance of Ronaldo's based on his chat on Tuesday night.
"Really deep conversation," Reid joked, adding: "Literally like a series of emojis and a 'Thanks bro'.
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"He's practically ghosting you. I hate to say it. If I got that from someone I was close to, I'd be reconsidering."
Ronaldo has started the season in scintillating form with four goals in four Champions League matches.
He is also searching for a third consecutive Serie A title with Juventus and has netted eight goals in six league matches – though the Old Lady find themselves fourth with five wins and five draws.
Ronaldo has just over 18 months on his deal in Turin and speculation about a transfer next summer continues to grow.
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