Ricky Gervais' Botox dog
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 October 2008
'Ghost Town' star Ricky Gervais claims he injected his Labrador dog with wrinkle-smoothing Botox
Ricky Gervais claims he injected his dog with Botox.
The 'Ghost Town' actor said the cosmetic treatment - which smoothes wrinkles - made it impossible for his beloved pet to move its face.
He joked: "I gave my Labrador Botox injections, now it has a shiny face. It looks lovely. It can't smile or talk as well. Well, it could never really talk - dogs can't talk.
"I never licked salt off its tummy though. You know like those salt lickers, people that work out, like I do, and go, 'I just need some salt.' I have never licked a dog's tummy."
The British comedian - who claims he works out every day so he can "eat more cheese and wine" - is such a fan of cuddling canines that his dream would be to fly around wearing a jet-pack and hugging one of the animals.
He added to BBC Radio 1: "If I had a jet-pack holding a small dog I would never want anything else in the whole world.
"People would shout, 'Look, there's little dog boy!' "