Ricky Gervais: David Bowie wanted to hear a Brent album

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It seems that David Bowie was a big fan of David Brent.

Ricky Gervais' alter-ego is back on screen in the movie David Brent: Life On The Road.

Ricky Gervais pictured at the Golden Globes
Ricky Gervais pictured at the Golden Globes (Paul Drinkwater/AP/PA)

And according to Ricky, the Starman singer enjoyed one of the former office manager's songs so much he wanted to hear more.

In the film, he's now the frontman of Foregone Conclusion, a soft rock band, singing a track called Slough about the A4, The Sun reports.

Ricky told the newspaper that he was friends with the music star for years and emailed him just weeks before he died in January.

David Bowie
David Bowie (Dima Gavrysh/AP)

Ricky said: "I sent Bowie the demo version of Slough and he loved it.

"He said: 'I'd like to hear a whole album of David Brent singing about provincial towns of Britain.'"

We can't wait...