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Gervais: I get bullied by Kermit

Ricky Gervais has joked that Kermit the Frog is more intimidating than he looks.

The funnyman - who stars in The Muppets sequel, Muppets Most Wanted, alongside the beloved puppets Kermit and Miss Piggy - admitted he had to get used to the green frog having the upper hand.

"I still haven't got over the thrill of being bullied by a frog. It's great. He insults me, he's much smaller than me. But he's in charge. It's perfect," he told Digital Spy.

Ricky plays villain Dominic Badguy, the henchman to evil frog Constantine, a dead ringer for Kermit and the world's number one criminal.

He continued: "I'm a sidekick to a frog! No, not the vice-president. A frog!

"I love playing a baddie. There's something fundamentally more exciting as an actor to play evil. Particularly when you're deconstructing it in a loved children's franchise!" he added.

The 52-year-old admitted he will belt out a tune and show off his dance moves in the film, which will be released on March 21.

"I am doing a song-and-dance number," he said.

"It's a big Hollywood song and dance, me and the frog. There's tap dancing and up-and-down stairs. I'm a pretty good singer - I rate myself at singing. Dancing? I'm your dad at a party."

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