Ricky Gervais has revealed Karl Pilkington tried to make travelling companion Warwick Davis ill, in order to get out of his latest trip.
In the final series of An Idiot Abroad, Karl and the Life’s Too Short star travelled the route Marco Polo took from Venice to China via India, and Karl tried to make Warwick ill by feeding him strange foodstuffs like testicles.
Ricky revealed: “Warwick was the only one that wasn’t ill, which annoyed Karl, so there’s one scene where he’s slipping him food that he thinks will make Warwick ill. It’s the funniest two minutes of television I have ever seen, I was crying with laughter.”
And Karl kept worrying about his companion’s health, but Ricky insists he was faking it.
Ricky said: “It was all an excuse. All the way through the show he kept saying to Warwick, ‘Are you all right, you don’t look very well’.
“Warwick was fine, Karl just wanted to get out of it himself. So that’s how it started, but it’s turned out better than I could ever have imagined.”
Karl added: “I do not know why he did not get ill. He’s closer to the floor than me and there’s all the filth on the floor. I don’t understand it.”
But Warwick puts it down to his “iron constitution”.
:: An Idiot Abroad 3 starts on Sky1 on Friday, November 30.