Matthew Perry beat up Justin Trudeau when they were in Year Five.

Matthew Perry and Justin Trudeau went to school together in Canada, and the Friends star once beat up the country’s future Prime Minister.

(Who knew Perry was a bully and a Canadian?)

“I was a couple of years ahead of him,” Perry told Jimmy Kimmel last night.

The pair established Perry would have been around 10 years old when he first came across Trudeau at their school in Ottawa, Canada.

The 47-year-old actor didn’t stop there… it turns out he and Trudeau have history. 

“I have a story about him that I’m not proud of,” Perry said.

Matthew Perry and Justin Trudeau. Images via Getty.

"I was reminded of this by my friend Chris Murray, who was also in fifth grade in Canada. He reminded me that... ah... that we actually... ah... beat up Justin Trudeau."

Wait. What?

"We both beat him up and I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren't, so it was pure jealousy," Perry continued.

"His dad was the Prime Minister of Canada at the time, but I don't think that's the reason we beat him up. I think he was the only kid in school who we could beat up."

Perry made it clear he's not proud of his days as a schoolyard bully. "I'm not bragging about this," he said. "It was terrible."

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The actor then commented on the current Prime Minister of Canada's looks — "Boy, is he a good looking guy" — and suggested the beat-up might have been what made him.

"I think I was rather instrumental in him going to such great heights and becoming the Prime Minister," Perry joked.

"I think he said 'I'm going to rise above this and I'm going to become Prime Minister'."

And, finally, Perry has no desire to re-connect with his old school mate victim any time soon. "No, no I feel shame and I don't want to think about it."

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