Jimmy Kimmel: Ben Affleck 'Could Not Have Been More Sporting'

The TV host opens up to PEOPLE about their hilarious music video

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Jimmy Kimmel really does love Ben Affleck.

The talk show host – who memorably declared “I’m F—king Ben Affleck” in a music video Sunday night – cannot stop singing the actor’s praises.

“Ben could not have been more sporting,” he told PEOPLE of his video costar. (The song was designed as a retaliation against Kimmel’s girlfriend Sarah Silverman for her clip, “I’m F—king Matt Damon.) “He told us, ‘Listen, if we re going to do this, we ve got to do it right. I don t want you guys to worry about my image.’ ”

In the video (available online), Affleck and Kimmel declare their love while backed by an A-list gospel choir including Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Ashlee Simpson and Don Cheadle.

There are also non-singing cameos by Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford, who blows the new couple a kiss before driving off in his convertible – revealing a “Honk if you’re f—ing Ben Affleck” bumper sticker.

“That was his real car,” Kimmel says of the legendary Indiana Jones star. “He’s still got that [sticker] on there!”

So what did Silverman think of the new song? “I suspected Jimmy was on the down low for a long time now,” she deadpanned to the New York Daily News. “I wish I could say I was surprised by this.”

If she’s plotting another salvo, Kimmel isn’t quaking in his cut-off denim shorts. “I suppose it’s possible that Sarah and Matt Damon are huddled in a cave somewhere planning their revenge,” he said. “But one thing I know is, if they are, they won’t tell me about it!”

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