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Major label bidding war... for David Brent

Tom Pakinkis
David Brent

Ricky Gervais has received a number of “ridiculous offers from all over the world” from major record labels for a David Brent album.

Interest in the Office star has come after Gervais released a number of songs as a series of comic shorts called Learn Guitar with David Brent via his YouTube channel.

The Brent catalogue includes titles such as Life On The Road, Ooh La la, Ain’t No Trouble as well as Spaceman Came Down and Free Love Freeway, which were made famous on The Office itself.

"I can't believe I'm now getting ridiculous offers from major record deals all over the world for a David Brent album,” said Gervais.  Where were these people when I was trying to be a real popster? And starving?"

The Learn Guitar… series has so far helped Gervais’ channel clock up over 18 million views.  

Gervais also appeared as Brent alongside comedian and rapper Doc Brown to perform another David Brent original, Equality Street for Comic Relief this year.

Brent’s next song, titled Slough, is released today on the Ricky Gervais YouTube channel and can be found below.

"It's been so much fun bringing back David Brent and have him philosophise on Youtube, and spend all his hard earned repping money on still trying to become a pop star,” Gervais added. “It's funny and sadly true of today's X Factor culture."

 

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