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Russell Brand has jokingly claimed he wants to try turning every lesbian in the country.

The comedian made the declaraton as he laughed off rumours he’d tried it on with sports presenter Clare Balding, 42, when they met at a race meeting.

Clare Balding, isn’t she gay?’ asked Russell, 38.

‘I don’t know that I’ve ever met Clare Balding.

‘I just do that with lesbians, like, “Come on, you’re not that lesbian. For heaven’s sake, you’re just being difficult now.”‘

Russell, who divorced Katy Perry last year after 14 months of marriage, joked that he’d try to disrupt as many lesbian relationships as he possible.

‘She’s in a happy relationship, isn’t she?’ he told Lisa Snowdon and Dave Berry on Capital FM when quizzed about Clare, who’s in a civil partnership with Alice Arnold.

‘I won’t rest until every lesbian relationship in Britain has been disrupted by an unwelcome boorish Essex boy.’

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Anna Francis