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Ricky Gervais to rock out as David Brent for Children In Need

Ricky Gervais to rock out as David Brent for Children In Need

Ricky Gervais is to perform as his comic character David Brent for 'Children In Need'.

The 55-year-old comedian will perform the title track from his film 'David Brent: Life on the Road' which was released earlier this year and was written, directed, produced by and starred Gervais.

Paul Wright, Executive Producer of the BBC's 'Children in Need' charity appeal show, said: "Children in Need is over the moon to welcome mega star David Brent to sing his heart out and help raise money for disadvantaged children throughout the UK."

Gervais created David Brent for the sitcom 'The Office' which ended in 2003.

He resurrected the character for the movie this year, which saw Brent embark on a UK tour with his band Foregone Conclusion.

Gervais joins a stellar line up of famous faces for 'Children In Need', Eddie Redmayne, who is to act in a special sketch, a spectacular performance from the ,EastEnders, cast, a 'Would I Lie To You?' special edition with Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell and athletes from Team GB taking part in the 'Strictly Children in Need Special'.

'Children In Need' airs on BBC One and BBC Two on Friday 18 November at 7.30pmn and will be presented by Tess Daly, Greg James, Graham Norton, Ade Adepitan and husband and wife duo Rochelle and Marvin Humes.