Sir Michael told a story that he said "sums up" the TV legend.
The Monty Python star also labelled the US president’s rallies as “quite sinister”.
The Monty Pyton star penned an article for Idler magazine after undergoing heart surgery last year.
With David Walliams in charge of proceedings, there were plenty of talking points.
The comedy actor and director has died at the age of 77.
The former Monty Python actor will have a "leaky mitral valve" repaired in September.
New Year Honours 2019: Stars, Thai Cave Rescuers, Emergency Workers And Anti-Knife Crime Campaigners Honoured
World Cup success, emergency response efforts to 2017 terror attacks and campaigners fighting gang culture are recognised in the latest list.
We have various hypotheses about the possible benefits of these trips - in time we'll try to research and prove them but in the meantime it's my personal belief that travel can have a transformative effect, that it can foster a greater understanding of other cultures and to open our eyes to the possibilities in the world.
'Terry's still here. He's not gone.'
Eric Idle has described how the Monty Python stars have rallied to support Terry Jones as he battles a rare form of dementia