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Ricky Gervais Calls Out Celebs For Moaning About Lockdown In Huge Mansions

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Ricky Gervais Calls Out Celebs For Moaning About Lockdown In Huge Mansions

We get it, coronavirus lockdown can be tough for everyone, but it's undoubtedly harder for some than others.

While some of the UK have their own bedrooms, living rooms and gardens to spend time in while shut away from the world, others are grappling with the reality of weeks and weeks in far less lavish conditions.

And, as for key workers and frontline NHS staff, they don't even get the luxury of staying at home.

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So we were happy to see millionaire Ricky Gervais delivering some very important home truths today, as he urged celebs to stop complaining about their lockdown lives.

Speaking to The Sun, the 58-year-old comedian raged: "After this is over I never want to hear people moaning about the welfare state again, I never want to hear people moaning about nurses again. Or porters.

Ricky Gervais hit out at complaining celebs (Credit: PA)
Ricky Gervais hit out at complaining celebs (Credit: PA)

"These people are doing 14-hour shifts and not complaining. Wearing masks, and being left with sores, after risking their own health and their families' health selflessly.

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"But then I see someone complaining about being in a mansion with a swimming pool. And, you know, honestly, I just don't want to hear it."

The Office creator's comments come as several celebrities have recently come under fire for complaining about their lifestyle changes, despite living in unimaginably plush surroundings.

One such star is chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, who - rather tactlessly - complained that being on lockdown was "like being in jail," despite residing in a $27 million (£21 million) Santa Barbara mansion.

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Meanwhile, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay moaned cooking for his kids in their beachfront Cornwall house was like a "living nightmare".

Plus, Madonna described the pandemic as a "great equaliser" while lounging in the bath from her plush mansion.

We mean come on, guys.

Madonna also described the infection as a 'great equaliser' (Credit: Twitter/ Madonna)
Madonna also described the infection as a 'great equaliser' (Credit: Twitter/ Madonna)
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Unlike *some* other big names, Ricky - who also penned Netflix hit After Life - went on to tell how his upbringing had kickstarted his deep respect for key workers.

Revealing he didn't have any money until the age of 40, the down-to-earth star went on to claim that he quickly learnt that "all the best things were free" from family and friends to healthcare.

"And that's why I gladly pay my taxes. And that's why I clap the NHS," he concluded.

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