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David Letterman Calls Jay Leno 'Most Insecure Person' Ever (Video)

The late-night legend addresses his rival in an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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While famous David Letterman fans such as Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel publicly air their hatred for Jay Leno, the CBS late-night legend takes a softer approach in his upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

"Jay and I were friends -- we were always friends, before all of this happened," he says, addressing the feud in a teaser from his Oprah's Next Chapter sit-down airing Jan. 6.

"I've never met anyone quite like Jay. And I will say, and I'm happy to say, I think he's the funniest guy I've ever known," Letterman adds. "Just flat out. If you go and see him do his nightclub act -- just the funniest, the smartest, wonderful observationist and very appealing as a comic. Therefore, the fact that he is maybe the most insecure person I have ever known -- I could never reconcile that."

In the episode, Letterman also addresses his struggle with depression and the 2009 scandal that revealed his Late Show affairs.

Watch his Leno remarks below.