Ricky Gervais to Guest Star on “The Office”

Hot off his controversial turn as host of this years Golden Globes, NBC has confirmed that British funnyman Ricky Gervais will make an appearance on “The Office” — the American version of the show he created.

The Peacock Network says Gervais will reprise his role as David Brent — the boss in the UK version of the show. The episode is set to air January 27th, and EW reports people are calling the appearance a “small cameo” in a scene with Steve Carell’s character, Michael Scott. EW says the bit was shot months ago, but word leaked on Wednesday.

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