WILL STORR

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WRITER

Tak­ing a short break from win­ning awards and writ­ing a fan­tas­tic book se­ries, Storr sat down for a chat with co­me­dian (and style icon to no one) Ricky Ger­vais (p82).

WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING RICKY GER­VAIS SAID TO YOU?

“I’ll be right back” – he was on his way to the gents.

AND ANY STRANGE TRAITS YOU NO­TICED?

Yes, dur­ing the in­ter­view his body would face me when he was feel­ing com­fort­able and away when he wasn’t.

HOW MANY TIMES DID HE MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD?

At least seven.

GER­VAIS IS WEAR­ING A LEOP­ARD-PRINT SHIRT AND WHITE TRILBY IN OUR SHOOT. WAS HE AS STYLE SAVVY IN PER­SON?

No, he was very much in his black T-shirt and dad jeans combo.

IN TERMS OF SCARY MO­MENTS AS A JOUR­NAL­IST, WHERE WOULD BE­ING LOCKED IN A ROOM WITH DAVID BRENT AND A GUI­TAR RATE?

That wouldn’t be scary; it would be gold.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE IN­TER­VIEW QUES­TION TO ASK?

Not re­ally – I tend to think things are go­ing wrong when you’re think­ing like that.

BEST THING ABOUT BE­ING A FREE­LANCE WRITER?

Not hav­ing to go into an of­fice means there’s a lot less iron­ing in my life (and two more dogs).

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