Karl Pilkington to appear in The Simpsons

Ricky Gervais has revealed that his sidekick Karl Pilkington will appear in a forthcoming episode of 'The Simpsons'

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Ricky Gervais has revealed Karl Pilkington's Simpsons appearance

Karl Pilkington is to appear in 'The Simpsons'.

The 'An Idiot Abroad' star appeared less than overwhelmed when comic pal Ricky Gervais told him one of their sketches would feature in the long-running animated sitcom but the 'Office' star insists his friend is delighted.

Ricky wrote on his blog: "He's excited about being on 'The Simpsons'. I won't give the joke away but they are featuring a little clip of 'The Ricky Gervais Show' in a future episode. He said, 'good that init?'

"Trust me. That's him being over the f**king moon."

Ricky has also promised fans that the next series of 'An Idiot Abroad' - which features Karl's attempts to heighten his cultural awareness around the world - will be as good as the first.

He wrote: "Finished a rough edit of Karl's first 'An Idiot Abroad 2' trip. F**k me what a whinging Manc t**. So, as I say, as good as the first series."

'An Idiot Abroad' has enjoyed huge worldwide success, but Karl remains unimpressed.

Ricky explained: "I told Karl that An Idiot Abroad became the highest rated entertainment programme ever on the Australian channel this week. I was very excited. Karl, unimpressed said, 'Yeh but I think it's quite a new channel.' Ha ha. Good point. I said, (still trying to enthuse) 'But that's Sky, Science Channel and now this one, where we're the highest rated ever...' I think he mumbled something. Not sure."

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