Ricky Gervais is desperate to have his own gorilla and train it to break up fights on public transport.

The British funnyman adores the hairy beasts for their gentleness and strength, but is particularly excited by the possibility of dressing one up as a terrifying lout in an attempt to stamp out crime on London's underground system.

He says, "I always wanted to have a gorilla and dress it up as a skinhead.

"Just get on the tube with it and when someone starts some trouble it could give them a mean stare."

04/07/2005 05:19