The Office creator Ricky Gervais is shunning his native Britain to set up home in America.

The actor and comedian, who recently scripted his very own episode of The Simpsons, has spent so much time in the US he now considers it his second home.

He says, "We were thinking of buying property in Beverly Hills - as you do.

"Well, I've got to spend my American earnings on something haven't I?

"But there was an earthquake, so now we're thinking of New York."