Someone on ‘The Office’ set isn’t too good at keeping secrets, because the news that Ricky Gervais, creator and star of the original U.K. series, has shot a “top-secret” cameo on the American version of his hit show.
Vulture reports that Gervais will pop up very briefly in the Jan. 27 episode. “It’s a little more than if you blink, you’ll miss it, but if you don’t set your TiVo right, you’ll miss it,” ‘Office’ showrunner Paul Lieberstein said. That’s just a week away!
Though Gervais’ name has been tossed around as a possible replacement for Steve Carell when the Dunder Mifflin boss leaves toward the end of the current season, the recent Golden Globes host has been quick to shoot down those rumors.
“I’m not taking over from Steve Carell and will just continue to make millions for doing f*** all,” he wrote on his blog in August, “because I created the show and all the characters, and own the format and it’s being syndicated now and I get paid every time any episode of any version is played anywhere in the world.”