Ashton Kutcher must have breathed a sigh of relief when he received Charlie Sheen’s congratulations on taking on a role in Two and a Half Men.

Yesterday it was confirmed that Kutcher would be starring in the new season of America’s biggest sitcom, which was pulled mid-season after Charlie Sheen was fired in March.

Sheen turned to Twitter to air his reaction and wrote: ‘#Winning Congrats to the cast and crew...CBS & WB..! My best to @aplusk !! The show must go on... You got the right guy! C (sic).’

Kutcher replied with ‘#2.5 @charliesheen Thank man. Always been a fan, always will be! BTW you were ‘born big’.’

He had earlier also written: ‘Thank you for all the Congrats on 2.5. Met with the team this morning.... We are already working on earning your Laughter.’

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However, whilst talking to TMZ, Charlie said ‘Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer,’ but wished him luck working under exec producer Chuck Lorre:

‘Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.’

Jon Cryer meanwhile said he was ‘jazzed’ about the decision and said: ‘Ashton is an extraordinarily talented guy, and his presence will be an asset to our show. We are old friends from our male modelling days, and we’re both looking forward to being judged for our comedic artistry, as opposed to our exceptional physical beauty.’

Ashton Kutcher through the years

Ashton Kutcher through the years

Ashton Kutcher onstage during the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ashton Kutcher onstage during the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

  • Ashton Kutcher onstage during the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Ashton Kutcher onstage during the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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    Ashton Kutcher, Angus T Jones, Jon Cryer at the CBS Upfont, LA, May 2011

  • Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher attend the photo call for their Charity Gala. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

    Ashton Kutcher

  • Ashton Kutcher as Kelso in That 70s Show (Photo courtesy of Fox)

    Ashton Kutcher played Michael Kelson in That 70s Show for eight years!

  • Ashton Kutcher - Massive Feet (Photo courtesy of Fox)

    Ashton Kutcher - Massive Feet

  • Ashton Kutcher - Cooler than cool (Photo courtesy of Fox)

    Ashton Kutcher - Cooler than cool

  • Kristen Stewart and Ashton Kutcher backstage at the 2011 People's Choice Awards. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for PCA)

    Kristen Stewart and Ashton Kutcher backstage at the 2011 People's Choice Awards.

  • Ashton Kutcher arrives at Paramount Pictures' 'No Strings Attached' premiere (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Ashton Kutcher arrives at Paramount Pictures' 'No Strings Attached' premiere.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ashton Kutcher at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ashton Kutcher at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

  • Ashton Kutcher and his wife Demi Moore attend the Super Bowl (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

    Ashton Kutcher and his wife Demi Moore attend the Super Bowl

  • Ashton Kutcher attends the 'Sex Friends' Photocall in February 2011 (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

    Ashton Kutcher attends the 'Sex Friends' Photocall in February 2011

  • Ashton Kutcher at the photo call for the Charity Gala he attended with Demi Moore. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

    Ashton Kutcher in Austria October 2010

  • Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore onstage at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CDG)

    Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore onstage at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards 2011

  • Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore with designer Steven Allen at the launch for 'Real Men Don't Buy Girls' (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

    Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore with designer Steven Allen at the launch for 'Real Men Don't Buy Girls'

  • Ashton Kutcher arriving at the My VH1 Music Awards in 2000(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

    Ashton Kutcher arriving at the My VH1 Music Awards in 2000

  • Ashton Kutcher at The 1998 Billboard Music Awards with Wilmer Valderrama (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

    Ashton Kutcher at The 1998 Billboard Music Awards with Wilmer Valderrama

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    New year look for Ashton Kutcher

He also thanked Charlie saying: ‘I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done together, and I will miss him. But I’m also looking forward to this new beginning.’

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