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Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, film producer, director and musician. He is perhaps best known for creating, writing and acting in the British television series The Office (2001–2003). He has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the Rose d'Or twice (2006 and 2019), as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007, he was placed at No. 11 on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and at No. 3 on the updated 2010 list. In 2010, he was named on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.
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After Life viewers open-mouthed as ‘ripped’ Ricky Gervais flexes muscles in skintight vest in season 3

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AFTER Life viewers were left open-mouthed after Ricky Gervais was seen looking "ripped" during an episode of the third season.

The Netflix comedy-drama returned for its third and final chapter on Friday, with Ricky returning as widower Tony Johnson. Still struggling to come to terms with his wife’s death, Tony is seen reminiscing as he watches old videos on his laptop in the second episode.

Tucked in bed with Brandy, his loyal German Shepherd, the journalist watches a clip of his wife Lisa secretly filming him. In the footage, Ricky can be seen sporting a tight black vest while letting loose on a punching bag at home - but those watching were more interested in his bulky biceps.

Fans were left stunned to see Gervais in such good shape - especially after the 60-year-old claimed he was “too fat and old” to film another series of the show last year.

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“It is nice to be involved and you know I have been part of them all my life.“It is always lovely to get nominated and awarded but if you take it too seriously you are on a slippery slope.“If you really think you are anything special when you win an award, you have just won an award, that’s all, out of a few people and you won the award, so what?”Addressing the Queen's New Year's Honours list, Ricky continued: “Same as these honour lists.“When I see actors and people getting MBE’s and OBE’s for doing something they love.“That should go to nurses and soldiers and people who have really sacrificed all their lives.”Ricky has been outspoken on his views surrounding a range of topics within the entertainment industry.He sent shockwaves throughout Hollywood after roasting some of the industry’s most famous A-Listers as he presented the Golden Globe Awards in 2020.However, the controversial stint marked his last presenting gig for the prestigious awards.That same year Ricky said 2020 would be his last year as the host.In a recent interview with LADbible Ricky said he told the event organisers never to ask him back.The quick-witted comic explained that he feared he would cave and say "yes".Ricky said: "It could be the Golden Globes could offer me 10 million for 10 minutes work, and I'd be an idiot, I'd be a liar, to say I wouldn't consider it."But at the moment, given I've done it five times, it got better and better for me - I enjoyed them all, but it got better - and I'm planning never to do it again."I've asked them not to ask me because I can be persuaded, that's true."You know, it's not a principle."
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