Blair to star in Gervais’ Extras

July 6, 2007 by  
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Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant’s second comedy show, Extras, has had its fair share of big cameo names in the past but, in an effort to top them all, the final episode has one Mr Blair to star.

Unfortunately, the Mr Blair in question is a Lionel, not a Tony, although the show will doubtless be a cracker nevertheless.

In every episode of the show a celebrity takes the lead role, and usually plays a sour imitation of themselves, so there will be plenty of fodder to use against Lionel, having become about as uncool as Cliff Richard in the past decade or more!

However, it seems as though he is up for the challenge, after he was reported saying: “I couldn’t believe it when I got the call from Ricky.”

Lionel even joked that he wouldn’t be able to pull it off: “I’m known as always happy and always smiling but I was told I’ll have to play it glum.”

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