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Ricky Gervais responds to suggestion England v USA winner gets to delete other version of The Office

Dominic Smithers

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Ricky Gervais responds to suggestion England v USA winner gets to delete other version of The Office

Ricky Gervais has responded to the suggestion that the winner of England v USA should be able to delete the other's version of The Office.

In case you weren't aware, the Three Lions took on the States in their second group game of the World Cup in Qatar tonight (25 November).

And ahead of the hotly-anticipated match between the pair, people had proposed the idea that maybe whoever wins should be able to get rid of their country's take on the series. Forever.

If you've not seen The Office, either the UK version or the US, I implore you to do so. They are incredible.

And the man who created them both, Ricky Gervais, has now had his say on the debate.

The UK Office. Credit: BBC
The UK Office. Credit: BBC

Writing on Twitter, the 61-year-old asked: "Aghhh! Will they erase the best one or the one that makes me the most money?"

I wonder which one is which? Hmm...

One thing is for sure, if it were the US version to be cast into the abyss, one thing is for certain, there would be a whole lot to be deleted.

While the original UK series only consisted of 14 episodes, the remake across the pond amounted to a colossal 201.

Fortunately, however, the drab game ended 0-0, so both series are safe. Phew.

But it's not just Gervais who has been targeted ahead of tonight's match.

Earlier this week, England fans called on whoever lost the match to keep James Corden. Ouch.

With Harry and the gang all favourites ahead of kick-off, fans were confident that they could force the comedian to stay put after he leaves his gig as host of the Late Late Show.

Some wanted the loser of the match to take James Corden. Credit: Image Press Agency/Alamy
Some wanted the loser of the match to take James Corden. Credit: Image Press Agency/Alamy

Highlighting the absolutely massive stakes at play, one person said: "Big world cup game coming up between England v USA. The pressure is on, apparently whoever loses keeps James Corden."

While another added: "USA v ENG World Cup: Winner takes 21 Savage, Loser takes James Corden."

Corden recently had to apologise after a New York restaurant owner blasted him for being rude to his staff.

Balthazar owner Keith McNally labeled the British funnyman the 'most abusive customer' in a scathing Instagram post.

Corden said: "Things are going to get written about me. 'Never Complain, Never Explain' is very much my motto. But as my Dad pointed out to me on Saturday, he said ‘Son, well you did complain, so you might need to explain'.

"Look when you make a mistake you’ve got to take responsibility, so I thought I would share with you what happened.

"A couple of weeks ago, I was in New York with some friends, and we went for breakfast at one of my absolute favourite restaurants. It’s a place called Balthazar. And I genuinely love it there. I love the food, the vibe, the service."

Featured Image Credit: BBC/NBC

Topics: Ricky Gervais, James Corden, World Cup, Football, Sport, TV and Film

Dominic Smithers
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