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Ricky Gervais donates over £1.5 million to animal charities from tour profits

By Zoë Monk Content Writer

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Comedian and animal rights advocate Ricky Gervais has donated a whopping $2 million to global animal charities. 

The generous contribution comes from the extra profits generated by his highly successful Armageddon tour.

Animal rights supporter

Ricky, best known for creating and starring in hit TV shows The Office and After Life, channelled the profits from selling platinum tickets at his 2023 global tour to a variety of animal charities, including PDSA and Chaldon Animal Sanctuary. 

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Ricky has long been a vocal advocate for animal rights and a committed vegan and in a humorous touch, the Golden Globe winner quipped, "I hope the dogs, cats, rhinos, and monkeys invest this money wisely because when my career goes t**s up I’ll need it back." 

Incredible generosity

Gervais has a history of using premium ticket sales for charity, beginning with his 2017 Humanity tour. Unsurprisingly, the news has attracted widespread applause on social media, with users expressing gratitude for Gervais's incredible generosity. 

As fans await the Netflix premiere of Armageddon on Christmas Day, the comedian's charitable efforts add another layer to his recent achievements, including breaking attendance records and securing a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest-grossing single stand-up show of all time.

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