Ricky Gervais announces first dates of world tour

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RICKY Gervais has announced his first stand-up world tour in seven years.

The 55-year-old actor has revealed he will be making appearances in the likes of Bristol, York and Cardiff for his 2017 world tour 'Humanity', which he has described as "possibly his last".

Writing in a blog post about the tour, he shared: "It's called Humanity and the general theme seems to be me moaning about everything in the world from the most privileged position imaginable.

"I've done a few warm-ups and it's definitely in the best shape of any of my shows at this stage at least. I also plan to do more warm-ups than usual as I want this to be my best show ever and possibly my last. Never say never, but with that attitude it will make me put every ounce of my soul into it.

"It'll probably take over a year to play everywhere in the world I want to play though. I'm also thinking of not being so eager to commit the show to DVD or TV Special, so that I can tour it for longer."

The 'Office' star is no stranger to touring, with his alter ego David Brent and his band Foregone Conclusion having sold out two concerts at Hammersmith Apollo, London in September in just 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, Ricky previously admitted he tries to ignore bad reviews.

He said: "I used to think a bad review meant there would be everyone agreeing with it with burning pitchforks. Now it doesn't hurt me. I've gone through it and come out the other end thinking, who cares? I don't care now whether people like my face, or my films, or my laugh. I used to worry about a bad paparazzi photo. Now I take pictures in the bath looking as ugly as I can!"

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