Comic Ricky Gervais has dismissed reports he is planning to replace Steve Carell on the US version of The Office. The 49-year-old comedian created the British version of The Office and played the lead role of David Brent. Steve Carell recently quit his role as the central character in the US version of the show and reports claimed bosses were lining up Gervais to take over. However he sent an email to New York magazine and dismissed the rumour.
He said: ‘As David Brent would say: ‘Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt…’ As I would say: ‘Why would I get up at 6am five days a week for seven years when I can hire someone else to do that and still get my syndication money?”