Ricky Gervais says hes going to die soon leaving The One Show hosts stunned
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Ricky Gervais left The One Show hosts – Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas – with their mouths wide open as he told them he was "going to die soon".
The comedian, 60, had been busy chatting with the hosts about his upcoming Netflix standup comedy show SuperNature.
Alex quizzed the After Life creator over certain jokes in his latest sketch about his own wealth and wasn't prepared for Ricky's response.
The Welsh presenter asked: "Throughout this you mention, your wealth quite a lot and that can be really uncomfortable sometimes but the audience absolutely lap it up.
"So how do you manage to pitch that so well?"
Ricky responded: "Because they know what I'm doing. They know I'm taking the Micky out of it and I'm going there, it's an elephant in the room."
He added: "I go out with bad jeans, drinking out of a can of beer. I think because we are jesters so we have to be down with the audience, laughing at the king and I do that in two ways, one – I let them peep behind the curtain and I tell them all the terrible things that happen to me, the terrible tweets, the terrible press.
"I also do it by telling them they're better off than me. I'm fat and old and I'm going to die soon."
Gasping, Alex shot back: "You're not."
"I am," responded Ricky.
"You're not, you're not," insisted Alex as Ricky dived in: "I've brought it down haven't I?" Which saw Jermaine and his co-star fall about laughing.
Continuing on the subject, Ricky explained: "Every day I'm close to death, everyone is a bigger percentage than the rest of your life and we don't know what percentage that is going to be.
"If I die tomorrow, today was 50 per cent."
Stunned at the conversation, Jermaine chimed in: "I didn't see this coming, this is not a part of the show that I thought was going to happen.
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