We don't know about you but we are SO excited to have the legendary Ron Burgundy back on the big screen as 'Anchorman 2' has finally arrived! But none of it would have been made possible if it wasn't for one man, former Detroit anchorman and now global hero, Mort Crim – the real life Ron Burgundy!
The former WDIV-TV presenter has been in the centre of a media storm since Anchorman creator Will Ferrell exposed Crim to various publications including Rolling Stone and the New York Times as the inspiration behind the 2004 cult classic, fronting photo shoots for Esquire magazine and even being lined up to be interviewed on Australian TV.
Will Ferrell meets the real life Ron Burgundy at premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PNP/WENN)
And now finally the pair have met as the real life anchorman attended last weekend's premiere of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' in New York where Crim got to shake hands with the Hollywood A-lister for the first time.
Recalling the exciting encounter, the newsman revealed to the Detroit Free Press: "I walked up to him at the party that went on afterward.
"He recognized me. I stuck my hand out and said, 'Will, it's nice for you to get to meet me.'"
He wentonto insist that Will giggled, admiring his muse for the onslaught of media attention the unsuspecting host received over the past few months claiming: "He said: 'It's an honour. I've been reading your interviews, and I appreciate the good humour you've shown through all of this.' "
But most importantly what did he make of the movie he single handedly inspired?
"I thought the movie was far superior to the first one. And I loved the first one. This one does such a great job of parodying the drift of TV news into sensationalism and entertainment."
During last Sunday's star-studded bash, Crim got to mingle with an array of big name celebs including the entire superstar cast but more importantly got to catch up with old friend and former colleague, Bill Kurtis, the Chicago newsman who acts as narrator in the sequel. 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' was released in the UK earlier today.