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EXCLUSIVE: Gervais on Brent's return

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Ricky Gervais talks us through the return of David Brent.

“It’s a mock-documentary about Brent going on tour. He thinks it’ll be like Scorsese doing the Rolling Stones, but we’ll show the full horror: he’s had to take two weeks off work and cash in his pension because the session musicians in the band are costing him more than he’s getting in ticket sales.

"I won’t [write it with Stephen Merchant]; everything else [in The Office] was obviously 50-50, but I had Brent before the show. It’s about Brent struggling to be a pop star in his fifties. It’s quite sad, really; he wants to be a pop star but it’s not going to happen...”

You can watch Ricky talk through his guilty pleasures here

(Image: Levon Biss)

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