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Gervais: 'I want to make Pilkington famous'

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Ricky Gervais has revealed the purpose behind his new animated comedy series.

The comedian claimed that The Ricky Gervais Show's main intention is to make co-star Karl Pilkington a celebrity.

Gervais told TV Times: "The best I can get out of this is that Karl becomes famous and he hates it. That's what I'm doing it for."

The programme, which also stars Stephen Merchant, premiered on HBO earlier this year to mixed reviews.

The Ricky Gervais Show will launch in the UK on Friday, April 23 on Channel 4.

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