Ricky Gervais Just Embarrassed Britain In A Hot Wing Eating Challenge

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If you haven't seen Hot Ones - the show where celebrities are interviewed whilst eating increasingly hot chicken wings - you bloody should.

This time it was the turn of Ricky Gervais. Things went downhill quickly for the star of The Office who started with a nice Sriracha coated vegan wing which he was pleasantly surprised by whilst discussing the return of his spin-off show, David Brent: Life On The Road.

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The second wings clocked up 4,000 on the Scoville Scale and didn't agree with the funny man. By the third and following complaints about the pitfalls of 5* hotels (just banter) Gervais was in trouble. These hit a nice 5,790 on the scale, caused his tongue to burn and managed to get to his lips without touching them. The burn spread to his throat. Ricky was rattled.

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They broke off for some chatter about bath selfies, and for Ricky to describe his testicles as "two plums in a sock". After reading out some of his choice tweets, it was back to business for the "Zombie Apocalypse" wings, which despite their name Ricky was able to wince his way through.

After some coercion to continue he takes a microscopic nibble of "Da bomb: Beyond Insanity" and panics, then starts to have a crisis of confidence where he plays between saying "this is really really hot" and "I can take this, yes I can".

Finally, he bows out with two wings untouched on the plate.

Despite celebrities like James Franco, Bryan Cranston and Padma Lakshmi dominating the Hot Ones challenge, our boy Ricky just couldn't take one for Great Britain.