Ricky Gervais has been offering acting masterclasses – on Twitter.

The Derek funnyman has been sharing his pearls of wisdom on the micro-blogging site, where the series of lessons, some of which were shot during bathtime, include how to react to bad news, hail a cab and experience poltergeist activity.

In lesson number one, titled ‘Bumping into an old friend in a bar’, the actor, director and writer stops in mid-soak to give advice.

 

The second lesson, on receiving bad news, was also filmed from the bathtub.

 

But the third and fourth classes see him dressed.

 

 

Keep them coming, Ricky. We’ll make sure to thank you in our acceptance speech when we win our Bafta.