Ricky Gervais resurrects David Brent for Comic Relief

12:31 28 February 2013

Ricky Gervais as David Brent and Doc Brown, rapper Dom Johnson will appear on Comic Relief on March 15. Picture: PA

Ricky Gervais as David Brent and Doc Brown, rapper Dom Johnson will appear on Comic Relief on March 15. Picture: PA

Fans of The Office will be in raptures after it was announced Ricky Gervais is to bring back iconic creation David Brent for Comic Relief.

The character, last seen nearly a decade ago in a 2003 Christmas special will return as a wannabe music mogul in the one off edition, attempting to break urban act Dom Johnson, in The Office Revisited.

Gervais famously tried to have his own pop career with Seona Dancing in the early 1980s and had a brief stint as a real-life music manager when he was involved with Suede in their early days.

In the new episode, Brent is seen selling cleaning products to finance his music business dreams.

Gervais said: “I thought it was time to revisit my most famous comedy creation to find out what he’s been up to for the last decade and most importantly what he’s up to now.

“He is passing on his wisdom to younger would-be rock stars now and is living vicariously through a young performer, Dom Johnson. Well, really he is trying to worm his way back into rock and roll.”

The Office Revisited, made as part of BBC Comic Relief, will be shown on March 15.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The world seems to agree: no matter how tasteless this new film, censoring freedom of speech with cyber threats is probably worse.

Read more

We asked celebrities to recount their memories of appearing in their school Nativity play.

Read more

Seven people have also been injured in the crash which has been declared a “major incident”.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Top Stories

Quizzes

Chelsea Wikipedia quiz  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Chelsea have had their fair share of club legends in recent times, but have also been the setting for some major flops.

Read more
It's been a crazy year...

2014 is almost over, and we’re looking over the last 12 months of headlines all misty-eyed.

Read more
Rockin' Santa!

If the answer is yes then test your knowledge of Christmas songs with our quiz.

Read more