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Video: Ricky Gervais slams talent shows like X Factor and Britain's Got Talent

Ricky Gervais has condemned reality shows like The X Factor, saying they destroy lives.

Gervais found fame playing office manager David Brent 15 years ago on the BBC mockumentary The Office, but the actor, writer and director said the nature of fame is now very different.

He contends that Brent would never enter a reality show because he takes himself too seriously, even though he could probably do well as a novelty act.

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