In early December, Gervais called me from the home he shares in Hampstead, London, with his longtime girlfriend, Jane Fallon, a novelist and former television producer, and their cat, Ollie. Gervais was drinking a glass of Champagne, and when I asked if he was celebrating anything, he replied, “Yeah, 6 o’clock.” He merrily added, “Happy 6 o’clock-mas.”

Ricky Gervais Would Like to Non-Apologise