In a fight to the death – who would your money be on?
I’d back Paxman – he’s got the height, the steely gaze and the mental dexterity to bring the bearded Sugar to his little knees.
What’s more, this isn’t just some fantasy I’ve baked up to distract you from your work – this is the real deal! Paxman and Sugar have seen the sorts of showdown rappers have in the pages of hip hop magazines and in their cleverly constructed rhymes, and they’ve decided, despite their advancing years, to have a slice of the diss pie.
According to Digital Spy, Paxman started this battle when talking to the Radio Times.
Paxman reportedly said that the show was full of “know-alls” with “nothing to say”.
Sugar saw the opportunity to hit back.
Sir Alan said: “That’s the pot talking to the kettle, isn’t it? I mean, he’s the most unpleasant person going.
“I’d like to get into a debate, without him having a day to think up questions to make people seem awkward. I’d like to see how clever he is then.”
He added: “Jeremy Paxman has never interviewed me. I’ve never met him. But I’d like to be thrown in a room with him to debate something someone throws at us rather than him having a crib sheet hiding under the table.
“In my opinion that is cheating, honestly.”
That’s fighting talk, Mister!
I mean, ‘Sir’.
Sorry Sir Alan.