Ricky Gervais: TalkTV caller reacts to Netflix special controversy

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Ricky Gervais, 61, has tickled fans as he directed yet another sly swipe at James Corden, by retweeting a savage clip of himself branding The Late Late Show host a “fat p***y” in his 2020 Golden Globes monologue. The After Life star reposted a tweet containing the throwback video in view of his 15.1 million Twitter followers, after James was called out for his behaviour at restaurant Balthazar.

The clip, shared by Twitter user SueTaylor_, was captioned: “@rickygervais so funny and so true #JamesCorden”

In the video, Ricky could be seen addressing Hollywood’s biggest stars as he gave his opening Golden Globes speech.

The outspoken comedian quipped: “The world got to see James Corden as a fat p***y.

“He was also in the movie Cats, but now one saw that.”

The brutal dig comes after, earlier this week, Ricky reacted to reports that James had been banned from a New York restaurant.

He took to Twitter to repost a tweet from a fan poking fun at the accusations, while featuring a clip from his Netflix show After Life, where Ricky’s character, Tony Johnson, mocked James.

The tweet, also published by SueTaylor_, included a clip from After Life and read: “James f*****g Corden. AfterLife @rickygervais. Worst. Dinner party. Ever.”

In the clip, Ricky’s character was quizzed on his five favourite famous people by colleague Kath (played by Diane Morgan), before saying James Corden was one of hers, to which Tony bluntly responded: “F*** me!”

Ricky later reacted to a separate post by Twitter user kevinseccia, who also seemingly mocked the Gavin & Stacey star, in a cheeky, sarcastic tweet.

The online user said: “I’m sorry, but when you’re as talented as James Corden you get to treat people however the f*** you want.

“That’s the price we pay for the undeniable magic he brings to the table. And I’d gladly pay it, and so would all of you. He’s THAT good.”

Another social media user slammed the post for appearing to support James’ alleged behaviour, but Ricky informed the critic that the Twitter user was clearly being sarcastic.

Ricky responded to the now-deleted tweet: “I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure it was sarcasm.”

The tweets came after James was branded a “tiny cretin of a man” by restaurant boss Keith McNally in a scathing online rant.

According to the restaurant boss, James has since “apologised profusely” over his alleged behaviour.

“I strongly believe in second chances,” the restaurateur wrote in his latest post.

The manager joked that if he could present The Late Late Show for nine months, he would drop the ban.

“No, of course not,” he continued. “But… anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere.

“Especially Balthazar. So Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is Forgiven. xx.”

Express.co.uk has contacted James Corden’s representatives for comment.

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