Ricky Gervais has called for celebrities to be banned from the Queens New Years honours list with the heroes working in our NHS taking the acclaim.
During an interview with Christian O’Connell’s radio show in Australia this month, Ricky said: ‘I never want anyone to complain about the NHS again, or nurses or doctors or anyone on the front line. ‘We’ve got to remember we clapped for them and that should always be there.’
He added: ‘The New Years Honours list should not go to celebrities this year. It should go to those people. It should go to those people anyway.’
‘Give it to someone who gave a kidney to a stranger, not someone who invented a new type of mascara. I’ve seen people given a knighthood for services to fashion. What are you talking about, services to fashion? Services to a man who invented the mullet.’
‘Christ, it’s not that hard. People are finding cures for cancer and AIDs.’ It comes after Ricky criticised celebrities complaining about being in lockdown while the brave doctors and nurses fight to save lives.
The comedian told The Sun: ‘These people are doing 14-hour shifts and not complaining. Wearing masks, and being left with sores, after risking their own health and their families’ health selflessly. ‘But then I see someone complaining about being in a mansion with a swimming pool. And, you know, honestly, I just don’t want to hear it.’