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  • Is Ricky Gervais working on an Extras spin-off focusing on Shaun Williamson‘s character Barry? Williamson says discussions are underway.(Digital Spy)

  • Also, word is that Gervais is planning a film based on his Flanimals children’s book series. Time Out London says, “The film, which may cost up to £40 million will be the first time that characters such as Coddleflop, Munty Flumple, and Sprot Guzzlor will have been portrayed on screen.” Is it me, or do those names sound vaguely obscene?
  • Mathieu Amalric, star of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, will play the villain in the latest Bond movie.
  • Sir Roger Moore finally admits he stayed too long at the fair as Bond. (Contact Music)
  • CBBC has pulled the children’s show SMart from its schedule after the fiancée of host Mark Speight was found dead in his bathtub. Speight has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
  • The BBC is defending the use of the “F” word on a Christmas episode of The Catherine Tate Show.(Guardian)
  • My condolences to Little Britain star David Walliams, whose father passed away last month.(Daily Mail)
  • The Independent interviews Jonathan Creek star Alan Davies and doesn’t even bring up the fact that he nearly ripped a homeless man’s ear off with his teeth.
  • The new Messiah, starring Hustle‘s Marc Warren, will be the “grisliest yet,” reports The Sun.
  • The latest Celebrity Big Brother is a ratings flop: its season premiere was down over 50 percent from last year’s premiere. (The Sun)
  • Rumors abound that The Daily Mirror’s Richard Wallace and The Sun’s Rebekah Wade have been wooed to take on positions at the New York Daily News and The New York Post, respectively. Gawker has already debunked the Wallace rumor.
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Filed Under: Extras, Ricky Gervais
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.