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Ricky Gervais brings back Brent for Comic Relief

Ricky Gervais returned to our screens as David Brent last night, all to raise money for Comic Relief.

The special shows what happened to Brent 10 years after The Office ended.

Taking to Twitter, Gervais wrote, "Thank you for all your amazing comments about Brent's Return. I had a blast".

New David Brent clip features 'Equality Street'

A new preview clip has been released ahead of David Brent’s return for a one-off special to air on Red Nose Day.

The Office boss, played by Ricky Gervais, is making a comeback after 10 years – and he has reinvented himself as a music producer.

The clip shows how the 'chilled-out entertainer' cannot resist stealing the limelight from a young artist he is meant to be promoting.

Gervais told the Mirror: “He is passing on his wisdom to younger would-be rock stars now and is living vicariously through a young performer, Dom Johnson.

"Well, really he is trying to worm his way back into rock and roll."


Ricky Gervais to star in new Muppets film

Ricky Gervais will join Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in the new Muppets film, director James Bobin confirmed.

The writer and star of The Office will play the sidekick to villain Constantine - who looks identical to Kermit - in the latest film of The Muppets series, which is set for a March 2014 release.

Ricky Gervais will star in the new Muppets film, which will be released in 2014. Credit: Brian O'Sullivan/EMPICS Entertainment

Comedian Tina Fey will also be in the new film, playing prison guard Nadya, and Modern Family actor Ty Burrell will play an Interpol agent.

Bobin said the film will pay homage to the 1960s comedy Pink Panther films, starring British comedian Peter Sellers.

The director said: "It's a tip of the hat to the old-school crime capers of the '60s, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a dog - no panthers, even pink ones - along with the usual Muppet-y mix of mayhem, music and laughs."

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