He said he would never do it but word has leaked tonight that Ricky Gervais will reprise his famous role as David Brent in next week's episode of the U.S. version of The Office. Inside TV say he will 'share a moment' with Steve Carell's Michael Scott in a 'small cameo' that was shot months ago and producers were hoping to keep quiet until next Thursday. To be honest, it's a miracle they have kept it so secret for this long. The last time we saw David Brent was the U.K. Christmas specials of 2003, a little while after being fired from the Slough paper merchants Wernham Hogg, as he tries to exploit his minute amount of fame to make it as a celebrity (Howard from the Halifax adverts and Bubble from Big Brother proved to be more famous than he, though). I can't imagine where Brent is now. The Christmas special of 03 ended with a glimmer of hope that he had realised what a jerk he had been and there was a chance of a genuine happiness for him with a woman that had taken a shine to him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLcTKCRfryg WOW... really intrigued to see what happened next. He probably isn't being setup to replace Carell in the Dundler Mifflin manager's chair, but can you imagine if he was? Next week to be highest rated Office ever, especially after the Golden Globes saga this week? You betcha.