Ricky Gervais offered Les Dennis a bum double for iconic Extras strip-off scene

Ricky Gervais offered Les Dennis a bum deal when he convinced him to play himself in the hit comedy Extras.

He told him there would be a scene where he’d need to flash his behind.

But thoughtful Ricky, 60, offered to spare his blushes and hire a bum double.

Les, 68, revealed: “I got the call from Ricky and he said, ‘Will you come in and meet me and Stephen Merchant? We’re doing this show.

“We’re interested in you playing a twisted, demented version of yourself’.

“As I was walking out they went, ‘Oh, we didn’t mention the a**e scene? You’re going to be in the dressing room’.

“And I went, ‘Oh yeah, fine’. They asked, ‘Do you want an a**e double?’

And I went, ‘No, you won’t get one as bad! I’ll do it myself.” Les poked fun at his public image when he did his guest appearance.

And he admitted that he loved having the chance to show fans he has a sense of humour.

He said: “At that time, people were saying, ‘Les Dennis is a bit miserable’, so I had a chance to go, ‘I’m not’.”

Ricky also got Les to appear in the follow-up hit Life’s Too Short.

Meanwhile, Ricky has hit out at Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will following the actor slapping Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars 2022.

Chris, who was hosting the event, had made a joke about Jada's bald head, which is due to her suffering from alopecia, causing Will to hit Chris and shout at him from his seat.

Responding to the incident, former Oscars host Ricky said: "Someone said it was joking about her [Jada's] disability. Well I'm going a bit thin, so I'm disabled. That means I can park right up next to Tescos now.

"And I'm fat, that's a disease. I'm fat and balding, I should get f***ing benefits."

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