Ricky Gervais is all of us as he ditches NTAs afterparty to cuddle his cat and watch TV

He took home the award for Best Comedy for his Netflix series After Life, but Ricky Gervais opted to skip the National Television Awards after party and head home for a cosy night in.

The actor, 61, shared a snap of himself and his pet cat relaxing on the sofa after the annual awards ceremony, which was held at Wembley's OVO Arena in London on 13 October.

"Out partying, celebrating my big #NTA win. Definitely not home, watching telly, cuddling the cat," Ricky jokingly captioned the photograph on Twitter.

Despite most stars partying the night away after the NTAs, it appeared that Ricky was more content heading back home to celebrate his win.

The day after the awards show, Ricky was still feeling thankful for his Best Comedy award and returned to Twitter to share a message for his fans.

"Just like to say again how blown away I am by the love and support for #AfterLife Thanks so much for watching & then voting. Best fans in the world," he wrote.

After Life beat Derry Girls, Not Going Out and Sex Education at the NTAs and took home the gong, with Ricky and his co-stars, Tony Way, Jo Hartley, Diane Morgan and Tom Basden, all looking pleased as they posed on the red carpet after collecting the award.

The hit Netflix comedy series follows newspaper writer Tony, played by Ricky, whose world is shattered when his wife dies from breast cancer. Tony contemplates taking his own life, but ultimately decides to spend the rest of his time punishing the world for his wife's tragic death by saying and doing whatever he wants.

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The third season hit screens earlier this year and proved to an instant hit with viewers, just like the previous two seasons.

With the show being such a success, many have wondered if Ricky would change his mind about making a fourth series after previously stating he wouldn't be making a third but then going ahead.

However, it looks like After Life is definitely over and a fourth series won't be happening.

Speaking to Digital Spy at the NTAs, Ricky said: "I've never done a third series of anything before.

"I've really loved it. It genuinely was my favourite show. The cast… I can't believe I got them. Genuinely this is a lovely ending, this is an amazing ending [to a show]."

The actor originally only intended to create two seasons of After Life, like his previous shows, but he broke tradition and made the third series, which proved to be a roaring success among viewers.

After Life is available to stream via Netflix.


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