Ricky Gervais to guest-star in Outlander?

Sam Heughan, star of the Highlands-set fantasy drama, is offering wigs, dogs and snacks to get him on board but Ricky's main concern seems to be kilts...

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Anyone who’s been voting in RadioTimes.com’s epic TV Champion tournament will know that the final showdown (26 million votes and counting!) is between our Sci-fi & Fantasy Champion Sam Heughan and our Comedy Champion Ricky Gervais.

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They’ll also be aware that however hot the rivalry between the competitors or the dedicated fandoms that support them, it’s all good natured in the end. And in fact, TV Champion could be about to spawn a collaboration after Outlander star Sam put forward the idea of Ricky guesting in the new series of the Highlands-set fantasy drama.

Is Ricky up for it? Maybe, but he was keen to clarify a couple of things first…

Sam came back with what sounds to us like a pretty good offer.

Of course, Ricky is a bit of a Hollywood diva and we know how they love to make unreasonable demands…

Clearly keen to make this work, Sam came back with a renewed offer…

…and it seemed like the deal was on the verge of being done…

Money barks, y’see…

Of course, something like this only really works if your audience is behind you. So would Outlander fans be OK with a Ricky cameo? It all comes down to what you think of the following image…

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For the record, we’re in…

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