Ricky Gervais - Gervais Gets Fishy For Family Guy
Ricky Gervais is returning to Tv to play a dolphin on Family Guy.
The Office star and creator has moved into films and directing since the show made him a comedy superstar, but now he will join the cast of Seth MCFarlane's hit animated series for a special cameo.
The Brit will play Billy Finn, a dolphin who moves in near the dysfunctional Griffin family in an episode entitled Be Careful What You Fish For.
Gervais says, "Family Guy is my favourite show at the moment. I watch two a night and I'm slightly obsessed.
"When Seth MCFarlane phoned me out of the blue and said he was a huge fan I was delighted. It was such a joy working with the team and I really like the way my character looks too."
It's not the first time Gervais has been animated for Tv - he starred in and wrote an episode of The Simpsons.