Stephen Merchant’s public stock-in-trade has usually involved standing behind Ricky Gervais at awards ceremonies and looking a little awkward.
But the writer who penned The Office and Extras with the great man (amongst other things) has just shown a hidden talent for both dancing and mouthing popular song lyrics.
Here he is on the Jimmy Fallon throwing some pretty energetic shapes to -firstly – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s hit Boom! Shake the Room followed by Beyonce’s Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).
Fellow guest Joseph Gordon-Levitt joined in the fun, with the good new that Merchant flew the flag for Britian right up to the bitter end: when the results came in him and Gordon-Levitt were joint winners.