Ricky Gervais is set to reprise his role as The Office’s David Brent.
Following the character’s appearance in this year’s Comic Relief, the former Wernham Hogg boss is to appear in a series of YouTube videos called Learn Guitar With David Brent. It will launch on Ricky’s YouTube channel from June, with one episode broadcast each month.
The series will see Slough’s famous salesman trying to teach people how to play the guitar, and will feature full versions of songs first introduced in the hit BBC series. The character will also introduce new songs and discuss the inspiration behind them.
The star is working on his new material after deciding to end The Ricky Gervais Show, which was broadcast on Channel 4.
“Why have I knocked it on the head? Well, apart from the fact that I have a very short attention span, we actually made more episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show than anything else I’ve ever done,” says Ricky. “I also think we used all the best bits and I wouldn’t want the quality to go down.”