Funnyman takes time out to visit Amelia (and do a little dog sitting)

COMIC Ricky Gervais charmed his way into the hearts of Tunbridge Wells residents as he posed for photos outside the Amelia last week.

The ‘After Life’ actor and writer returned to the town for two nights of his latest stand-up show at the Assembly Theatre.

After his first performance on Tuesday September 27, Gervais was seen outside the cultural centre posing for pictures.

Sharing the photo on their Twitter page, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council tweeted: “Thank you to the very kind @rickygervais star of last night and tonight’s show @ahttw who didn’t mind having his pic taken @theamelia_tw Earlier this morning (and he looked after a lady’s dog while she went in to pick up a form!)”

A known dog lover and animal rights activist, Gervais replied to the tweet with a picture of the pup, amounting over 1,000 likes.

Some fans even spotted Gervais themselves, with Twitter user @djgwharrison admitting he was starstruck by saying: “I was just stood next to him at a crossing and I melted. He just smiled.”

Gervais is currently testing new material at his ‘work in progress’ shows ahead of his upcoming ‘Armageddon’ tour.

Both of the popular comic’s performances at the Assembly Hall last week were a hit with fans, which came as no surprise after tickets sold out in just 11 minutes.

Many gig-goers expressed their adoration for the comedian’s new material on Twitter.

One fan @ConnieIsabella exclaimed: “Absolutely Brilliant night tonight watching @rickygervais at Tunbridge Wells testing out new material!”

@j_w_burton added: “Just watched @rickygervais at Tunbridge Wells working on new material for #Armageddon the bloke is the best in the world, it was brilliant, he had us in stitches!”

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