Sausage binge prompted Ricky Gervais to shed weight
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Ricky Gervais has revealed he was moved to lose weight after gorging himself on 11 sausages in one sitting.
The 48-year-old star - who has slimmed considerably after a new fitness campaign - said he could not stop himself.
In a webchat for MySpace, he admitted: "The two days before I went healthy I had 11 sausages. I couldn't stop eating them, I felt really ill, really bad and I had to lay there for a couple of hours, like a snake just trying to digest it.
"It was just after Christmas, a few days before I thought right, that's ridiculous. I think I hit 14 stone."
Gervais, who said he has been putting on weight since he was 29, is now committed to a healthier lifestyle. And he said he had lost a stone since embracing exercise and "turning his life round at the last minute".
The comic, promoting new film Cemetery Junction, is now writing a new TV project with Stephen Merchant.
"We're writing a sitcom together, written and directed by us and it's called Life's Too Short and it features Warwick Davis. It's a cross between Extras and Curb your Enthusiasm and One Foot in the Grave but with a dwarf. That is out and out funny."
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