Gervais to film Extras at Baftas

Comedian Ricky Gervais will be working overtime at Sunday's Bafta Television Awards - he's filming an episode of his award-winning TV show Extras during the ceremony.

Comedian Ricky Gervais will be working overtime at Sunday's Bafta Television Awards - he's filming an episode of his award-winning TV show Extras during the ceremony.

Gervais and his Extras co-star Ashley Jensen will be present at the London event in character as wannabe stars Andy and Maggie.

Gervais, best known for sitcom The Office, says: "Everyone else is going on a freebie but I'm working that night.

"We've set a new episode of Extras at the Baftas so Ashley and me are going to be filming at the awards.

"I've already won six Baftas so that's enough. If Extras wins it's a bonus but if not we will get a lot of stuff in the can. I've got a lot of work to do that night."

Gervais and his writing partner Stephen Merchant will circle the event at Grosvenor House, hoping to catch clips of unwitting stars saying or doing suitable things for episode.

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