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Ricky Gervais ridiculed after referring to himself as 'middle aged'

Ricky Gervais ridiculed after referring to himself as 'middle aged'

The comedian is usually the one doing the teasing, but fans had their turn after he dubbed himself middle-aged.

Comedy king Ricky Gervais has got a taste of his own medicine after being teased by fans for referring to himself as 'middle-aged'.

The Office star is usually the one poking fun at someone, but social media users couldn't resist mocking him after he suggested he was at the halfway point of his life.

Gervais took to Twitter to announce that his record-breaking Armageddon tour will finally be hitting our screens very soon.

The stand-up special is coming to Netflix on Christmas Day, so the comedian jokingly captioned the image of his promo poster: "Happy Birthday, Jesus!"

Fans of the Brit were keen to find out if his jokes were family friendly so that there wouldn't be any awkward moments when everyone is snuggled up together passing around a box of Quality Street on December 25.

One Twitter user asked: "Is it suitable to watch with my Nan and Gramp on Christmas Day?"

Gervais obviously had to hit back with a chucklesome comment - which by the way, seems to suggest your grandparents might swallow their teeth if they watched Armageddon.

Ricky Gervais has been ridiculed by fans for referring to himself as middle-aged.
Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

He wrote: "Depends. Do they enjoy watching a middle age man swearing, joking about the holocaust and pretending to w*** off a paedophile?"

People were obviously interested in the taster of the content of his best-selling show, but fans of the star were more concerned with the fact that he had dubbed himself 'middle-aged'.

Gervais turned 62 in June this year, so he is now considered closer to a retirement home than a mid-life crisis.

Social media users said it was 'a bit of a stretch' to refer to himself as only being halfway through life and ridiculed him under the post.

One said: "You're 62, my dude. Fully a senior."

Another said: "You consider yourself middle-aged? That's funny."

A third added: "Planning on living until 124-years-old, are we Ricky?"

The funnyman's comedy special Armageddon is landing on Netflix on December 25.
Ray Burmiston

A fourth wrote: "Four years off picking up your state pension smdh."

And a fifth chimed in: "Lol, thinks he's middle-aged! You're gran and gramps age Ricky. Time to embrace your golden years."

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of middle age is 'the period of your life, usually considered to be from about 45 to 60 years old, when you are no longer young, but are not yet old'.

To be fair to Gervais, they say you're as old as you feel - so if he wants to push off becoming a pensioner for as long as possible, who are we to judge?

He might not be no spring chicken, but he doesn't have one foot in the grave just yet.

Featured Image Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images/Netflix

Topics: Ricky Gervais, Netflix, Twitter, Social Media