Ricky Gervais won't retire

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 November 2011
Ricky Gervais says no more Idiot Abroad

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais doesn't think he will ever retire from showbusiness because he's always got so many ideas for TV shows and other projects

Ricky Gervais could never retire.

The 50-year-old star - who has written and appeared in sitcoms such as 'The Office' and 'Extras' - says it would be hard for him not to work as he's always coming up with new ideas.

Ricky - who is about to launch his latest comedy TV series 'Life's Too Short' - said: "I couldn't retire. When I have a day off I think of three new ideas that I want to do."

The actor also says he is now dealing with fame a lot better than he did when he first found major success.

He said: "I'm coping with it better now. At first I dreaded it - I didn't want to be lumped into the same category as those people who just want fame.

"You can't sell every salacious detail of your life and then complain about things - particularly the people who do it with their kids. They'll do anything for a column inch."

Ricky turned 50 earlier this year but insists reaching the landmark date didn't bother him, because he is really enjoying life at the moment.

He said: "People talk about it because it's got a zero on the end but the past 10 years have been the best."

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