30/12/2014 05:32 GMT | Updated 30/12/2014 05:59 GMT

Derren Brown Knocks Homophobe Down A Peg With Excellent Comeback

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Derren Brown Stars In His New Show Svengali At The Shaftesbury Theatre In London. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)

Illusionist and national treasure Derren Brown has issued an excellent retort to a homophobic Twitter troll.

Lurking tweeter HossamAlyyy only recently heard about Brown's sexuality, despite it being public knowledge for several years.

The revelation brought him to launch a rather harsh tirade at the mental magician.

After four ridiculously unpleasant attacks, Brown decided to respond to the homophobic comments.

And he did it really, really well.