Ricky Gervais’ Dramatic Weight Loss: “It’s a Health Thing”

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.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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