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Gervais reveals new UK tour date

Ricky Gervais
Gervais received a mixed response after hosting the Golden Globes

British comedian Ricky Gervais has added a third date to the UK leg of his world stand-up tour because of huge demand for tickets.

Tickets for the star's two dates at London's Wembley Arena in April went on sale on Friday morning.

After 30 minutes nearly all the seats had gone and a spokeswoman said they "thought we should add another date".

Gervais has also confirmed dates in the US and plans to take his show to other countries across the world.

Earlier this month he told the BBC News website: "The Office is shown in about 90 countries, so I've been promising myself I'll visit some of them.

"I'm going to do the first world live comedy tour," he added.

Gervais will appear at Wembley Arena on 26, 27 and 28 April.

He will also perform at New York's Madison Square Gardens and Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Other dates have yet to be announced.

On Sunday Gervais hosted the 67th Golden Globe Awards, in which he received a mixed response.

Prior to the event he said he planned to "give the A-listers a hard time".

His targets included Sir Paul McCartney, Angelina Jolie, Steve Carrell, TV network NBC and the Hollywood set in general.

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