HomeTV and MoviesRicky Gervais reveals why he snubs £5 million to host billionaire weddings
Ricky Gervais reveals why he snubs £5 million to host billionaire weddings
RICKY Gervais has revealed why he snubs up to £5 million to host billionaire weddings.
The 60-year-old has won a legion of fans around the world thanks to shows including The Office, After Life and Extras, as well as his stand up routines.
Some of his fans are super rich and have offered Ricky millions of pounds to host their special day.
However, he always turns them down, and explained why during an interview on Radio 5 Live.
Ricky said: "If you can’t be bought, you’re the richest person in the world.”
He continued: “I turn them all down – not because I think it’s beneath me, but because I wouldn’t enjoy it.
“I even feel guilty, because I think that’s a day’s work and I could give this £5m to charity."
Ricky knows from experience how painful such events can be.
He said: "When I first started out I did one. The Office had been out for a week and I got this big paid corporate event. I remember thinking, ‘I’ve got to take this’ because the pay was the same that my dad made in a year for 15 minutes.
“But I hated it, every minute of it – some drunk marketing managers. I thought, ‘I’m never going to do it again’.”
Ricky also revealed he no longer cared if his jokes upset people.
He explained: “Ten years ago, when someone complained about a joke I looked into it – I thought they might have a point here. Now I go, ‘No, people just want to be heard’.
“People who want to be offended will find a way to be offended. It doesn’t mean they are right."