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14/03/2013 05:31 GMT | Updated 14/03/2013 05:37 GMT

Curtis Woodhouse Twitter Troll: James O'Brien Apologises On Daybreak (VIDEO)

Curtis Woodhouse, the former footballer turned boxer who hunted down an abusive Twitter troll, came face-to-face with his antagonist on ITV's Daybreak on Thursday.

Tweeter James O'Brien began his stream of abuse on 21 January, mocking Woodhouse - who ended his football career to become a boxer, aged 26 - about his lack of success in the ring.

Irked by the constant trolling, Woodhouse - through his own resources - identified the user and drove 47 miles from his home in Hull to confront him.

Woodhouse said the troller "never came out to play so im going back home! maybe a bit daft what i did today but sometimes enough is enough."

O'Brien was apologetic when asked about the incident on live TV Thursday morning.

"I was silly, childish, looking back on it I realise I've done a wrong thing. I can only offer my deepest apologies to anyone I've abused on Twitter, I do really feel embarrassed."

Asked how he felt about Woodhouse's reaction, he added: "First of all surprised, because it's not your average thing on Twitter. And secondly, I was slightly relieved I wasn't anywhere near the house."

O'Brien offered Woodhouse an apology and the duo shook hands.

"It takes a big man to say sorry," Woodhouse told him.