Ricky Gervais is looking quite trim these days. The comedian tells The Daily Mail. that he’s dropped “20 pounds,” but he claims, “It’s nothing to do with Hollywood or looking good. This is a health thing. I thought enough is enough. I need to look after myself. I am nearly 50 – I don’t want to die.” He also says his weight loss is owed entirely to exercise and that he “hasn’t stopped eating anything.”

Regardless of how he achieved such a svelte figure, it looks like we won’t be hearing any more “Pathetic Little Fat Man” jokes aimed at the former Extras star:

That David Bowie serenade from Extras never fails.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.