#BrentsBack! Ricky Gervais fans are in love with the David Brent Twitter emoji

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Ricky Gervais's popular TV character David Brent has his own Twitter emoji and fans on social media are lapping it up.

Ricky Gervais as David Brent (BBC)
Ricky Gervais as David Brent (BBC)

As the clock ticks down to the August 19 release of David Brent: Life On The Road in the UK, the emoji is the perfect way to mark the imminent return of Brent.

The official account for the film has tweeted a challenge to aficionados: animate the emoji and add music.

https://twitter.com/DavidBrentMovie/status/758672044447891458

The emjoi has been created to evoke one of David Brent's most famous moments - the dance first seen in Charity, the 2002 episode centred around Red Nose Day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Eaz-1_3iA

The reaction to #BrentsBack on the social media site has been overwhelmingly positive, with fans quoting Brent in their posts or just generally bigging up the emoji.

Loving the #BrentsBack emoji

https://twitter.com/JimGolembowski/status/758668173122109440

https://twitter.com/katelawler/status/758652071365181440

https://twitter.com/samueljones123/status/758669422793850880

https://twitter.com/jebgarner/status/758672905358106624

https://twitter.com/jacko_dale/status/758671799764733952

https://twitter.com/ConnorBathgate9/status/758671191540371458

https://twitter.com/NatalieNooNah/status/758670561010675713

https://twitter.com/leebrown79/status/758669455362850816

https://youtu.be/6MjTh5tFiZM

In Life On The Road, Brent is working as a sales rep for a company called Lavichem while he tries to launch his music career on the side.