British funnyman Ricky Gervais is terrified his new TV comedy EXTRAS will be considered a disappointment - because it is unlikely the show will be able to replicate the success of his award-winning The Office.
But Gervais is repulsed by big viewing figures, and would regard it as a failure if Extras equalled the success of The Office, which won two Golden Globes and six BAFTAS.
He says, "It's the disappointing follow-up to The Office.
"Will Extras win as many awards? Definitely not. How are we going to win all those Golden Globes and BAFTAs again?
"More viewers? I hope not. The reason we're on BBC2 (and not BBC1) is that we want cult status. Big ratings give me the creeps. That just doesn't interest us."18/07/2005 05:20