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Gervais reveals whats in the pipeline

Apparently there are some people who aren’t on Twitter, and even more bizarrely apparently there are people who are on Twitter but aren’t following Ricky Gervais. Well if you are in one of these brackets, you might not know whats coming in the future from King Rick.

Don’t worry, because I am not, and I am willing to repeat him.

Gervais revealed on Twitter today that him and Merchant are planning a 2nd series of Life’s Too Short for Spring 2013 as well as an ‘Idiot Abroad’ special co-starring Warwick Davis called ‘The Short Way Round’ is planned for late next year.

Ricky didn’t mention his ‘Derek’ sitcom, although we know that this too is being planned / made.

Excellent news indeed.


Merchant stars in new Farrelly Brothers film ‘Hall Pass’

If you idiots were planning on watching a film in the next months, unless its ‘Hall Pass’ forget about it, because that is the only film anyone needs to watch this year.

Why? I hear you shout.

Farrelly Bros
Leon from Curb

Need I say more! Finally Merchant is in a big American film (excluding Tooth Fairy), surrounded by a cast of Bluenun favourites!

This is already in my top 5 all time films and I havent even seen it.

Watch the trailor and pencil it in to your diary immediately, it is out in the UK early 2011.

New Gervais, Merchant and Dilkington podcast out Thursday

Good news for all Gervais fans! A new podcast is on its way to our lucky ears! The podcast entitled Karl Pilkington: A day in the life of, will be released this Thursday.

Ricky’s website says “Ricky, Steve and Karl have recorded a special free podcast to thank fans for their support over the year. This is only the second full-length podcast they have recorded this year (not counting an exclusive podcast for allied troops serving overseas)”.

“Over the past four years The Ricky Gervais Show has been downloaded 260 million times! It is the most downloaded show in history and number one in 16 countries”.

It will be available via iTunes from Thursday 28th October at midnight. We will be listening at 12.01!

Where to buy ‘An Idiot Abroad’ on DVD

Only an idiot would suggest that ‘An Idiot Abraod’ isn’t the best show of 2010, that’s why everybody should already be planning their series DVD purchase, when it comes out.

The DVD is released on the 15th of November, which gives you just under a month to save up.

Like all Ricky Gervais releases, it is timed perfectly for Christmas, which is a lucky coincidence.

If you were assuming as always Amazon would be the cheapest price, you just lost 5p pal, because i have found it cheaper for you.

Here are the places you can get it from –

Base – 12.95 – Pre-order available

Amazon – 12.99 – pre-order available

Or if you are an idiot, you could pay more and pay more delivery charges to give the money to the BBC, who blatently turned down the show, probably because it was actually funny, and they dont like that (and it didnt have Mranda Hart in it)

‘An Idiot Abroad’ start date finally announced

Finally Sky One have told us the start date for ‘An Idiot Abroad’.

It starts Thursday 23rd September on Sky One at 9pm! As you can tell from the daily posts about this, I’m pretty excited about it!

Each trailer makes it look better and better.

“You must be excited you’re on Sky One though, stitched him right up” haha

Official ‘An Idiot Abroad’ website goes live

The official website of Karl Pilkington’s new Sky One show ‘An Idiot Abroad’ has been launched.

The website is great, it has loads of funny pictures of Karl’s travels as well as excerpts for the accompanying book.

Here is a good one from his time in Egypt:

“I was told how it was only one of the Pyramids that was a Wonder of the World, even though there are three of them, which is odd, as they all look the same. It’s the Great Pyramid that’s the official Wonder. I’d be annoyed if I was the builder who built one of the other two if my workmate was getting all the praise for building the ‘Great One’. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was one of the other builders who knocked the nose off the Sphinx in anger after hearing that news.”

Really cant wait for the show, which is apparently going to have 1 hour episodes also.

The website can be found at

An Idiot Abroad Preview Show – Sunday 9PM

This Sunday, the preview episode of Karl Pilkington’s new documentary “An Idiot Abroad” will air, the show sees Karl visiting the 7 wonders of the World.

The series is set to have 8 episodes, aswell as an accompanying book.

Karl fans have been waiting for a TV series for a long time, mainly since his one off documentary Satisfied Fool in 2007.

If you are a fan of Karl then you have probably heard him moan about places he has been to numurous times whether it was on one of the podcasts or in his travel book “Happy Slapped by a Jellyfish”, but who cares its always amazing!

The preview show is on at 9pm on Sky One.