Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Ricky Gervais Confirms Derek Will Finish With Christmas Special

Derek-Series-2-3396389.jpg

There's a lot to be said for bowing out while you're at the top, and Ricky Gervais is the master of it in the comedy world.

After The Office and Extras both ran for two series, before a final festive flourish, it seems that Derek will be finishing in the same fashion. Gervais was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in the Channel 4 comedy-drama series, but that's not stopping him calling time on the character with an hour-long Christmas special next Monday (December 22nd).

Speaking to Graham Norton in an appearance to be broadcast tomorrow (Friday) night, he said "Like The Office and Extras there will only be two series and a special. For now, it's the end. It just feels right."

Of course, The Office eventually ran for a whole lot longer in its American guise, to great success, so nothing can be ruled out for the future, but for now it seems that Derek will be hanging up his boots just in time to put them in front of the fire for Christmas.

[via NME]

Related

gervaishero1.jpg

Ricky Gervais' Nine Commandments of Being Nice

gervaislipflip3.jpg

Ricky Gervais Flips Lips With Jimmy Fallon

david_feetup_1024.jpg

20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Office

615x330_Gervais.jpg

The Office Quiz

rickyconstantine.jpg

Ricky Gervais & Constantine Talk Muppets Most Wanted

ben-stiller-avatar.png

Best Award Show Skits

Comments

More

The greatest Christmas movies & specials available on Netflix

Binge watching these with a box of Lindor is the true meaning of Christmas

by Jamie Carson
05 Dec 2016

We imagine what the future held for all your favourite sitcom couples

Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived.

by Sam Diss
02 Dec 2016

Google Translate describing The Simpsons characters is just lovely

Strangle the son of Bart's neck is annual

by Emily Badiozzaman
01 Dec 2016

Elijah Wood: "Finding Nigerian records is quite difficult"

ShortList chat DJing, Daniel Radcliffe and detectives with Elijah Wood

by Ralph Jones
01 Dec 2016

More young people are watching Planet Earth II than X Factor

Faith in humanity almost restored

by Tom Fordy
01 Dec 2016

Planet Earth crew left devastated after witnessing 150,00 antelope die

Many of the Beeb's production team were left devestated

by Emily Badiozzaman
29 Nov 2016

The first teaser for Game Of Thrones season 7 is here

The Starks are coming

by Emily Badiozzaman
29 Nov 2016

Rapper-turned-foodie Action Bronson tells us how to unlock happiness

“My beard just happens to grow naturally gorgeous”

by Chris Mandle
16 Nov 2016

20 crime dramas to binge watch on Netflix

by Tom Fordy
16 Nov 2016

Every Christmas ad ranked according to how much Your Mum will love it

15 Nov 2016