No more globetrotting for Pilkington

Karl Pilkington won’t do another series of 'An Idiot Abroad'.

Karl Pilkington won’t do another series of 'An Idiot Abroad'.

Ricky Gervais' hapless sidekick was a huge hit in the first run – which saw Karl visit the new seven wonders of the world – and while he will appear in one more series and one-off special, he won't be filming any more.

Writing on his blog, Ricky – who created the show alongside Stephen Merchant – said: "He will never do another series though. That's for sure. So enjoy the next one as it will be the last.

"I think he's right too. Two series and a special - that's my motto.

"Ah. A special! Perfect. Let me talk to him."

As well as ruling out more series of 'An Idiot Abroad', Ricky says he doesn't like to think about what his 'Office' alter-ego David Brent is getting up to now.

The funnyman – who appeared as the work buffoon in two series and a Christmas special – told Shortlist magazine: "I don't like to think about what Brent would be doing because we only wanted him to exist in the programme's bubble. He might be OK. I'm pretty sure he's gone back to a regular job and got all that 'being famous' stuff out of his system. I don't think he 'made it' in the way he wanted to."

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