Jimmy Kimmel has accepted Roy Moore's invitation to settle their differences 'man to man' after a Twitter feud over allegations of sex abuse against the Senate hopeful.
Kimmel told the audience of his late-night talk show that he will gladly go down to Alabama to discuss 'Christian values' with Moore after the Republican issued the challenge online.
An argument erupted between the two after Kimmel sent comedian Tony Barbieri, in character as Moore supporter Jake Byrd, to disrupt one of the candidate's rallies.
Jimmy Kimmel used the monologue segment of his Thursday night show to address his Twitter fight with Roy Moore, which broke out after he sent a comedian to disrupt one of the Republican's rallies
The disruption prompted a Twitter back-and-forth between the pair, in which Moore accused Kimmel of attacking Christian values, and Kimmel accused him of having none
After Barbieri had been ejected from the event, Moore took to Twitter where he penned a truculent tweet which read: 'If you want to mock our Christian values, come down here to Alabama and do it man to man.'
That sparked a back-and-forth with the comedian, who retorted: 'Let me know when you get some Christian values and I'll be there!'
Kimmel then used the monologue section of his Thursday night show to address the row, saying: 'I accept the invitation. I will come down there.
'What I’m going to do is — I think you’re actually going to like this, Roy. I’m going to come to Gadsden, Ala., with a team of high school cheerleaders, okay?
'We’ll meet you at the mall. Don’t worry, I can get you in,' he added, referencing the rumors that Moore was banned from the Gadsden mall because authorities were concerned about his behavior towards young girls.
Kimmel went on: 'I happen to be a Christian, too. I made my first Holy Communion; I was confirmed; I pray; I support my church; one of my closest friends is a priest; I baptized my children.
'Christian is actually my middle name. I know that’s shocking, but it’s true.
'So if you’re open to it, when we sit down, I will share with you what I learned at my church. At my church, forcing yourself on underaged girls is a no-no.
'Some even consider it to be a sin. Not that you did that, of course. Allegedly.
'But when you commit a sin at our church, at our church we’re encouraged to confess and ask for forgiveness for the sin.
'Not to call the women you allegedly victimized liars and damage them even more. To confess. But maybe your church is different. I don’t know. Let’s figure it out.'
Tony Barbieri, in character as Jake Byrd, went to one of the would-be Senator's rallies to give him faux-support while actually pointing out his flaws
Barbieri was promptly ejected by security, after which Moore started taking shots at Kimmel
Kimmel's attack came after Moore