PIC: Ricky Gervais strips to underwear in garden of new home

London - Ricky Gervais has shared a picture of himself in his underwear in the gardens of his new £10.8m home.

The 55-year-old comedian has just splashed out on the property in north London and celebrated by posing in his pants on the stairs in front of the building on Tuesday.

Alongside the photo of himself in front of the lavish mansion, he wrote: "Chillin' in the garden before my new material gig tonight. #Humanity (sic)"

The Life on the Road star - who has been in a relationship with author Jane Fallon for 33 years - moved into the eight bedroom home on Sunday.

Chillin' in the garden before my new material gig tonight. #Humanity

A photo posted by Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) on

Meanwhile, Ricky recently revealed how he knows if he's written a "good" joke - when his partner warns him off it.

Asked why he keeps working, he said: "I love it. There's nothing as good as when I'm on a plane or going for a jog and my phone's not ringing... when I can think.

"I suddenly go, 'Oh, I've had a great idea'. I go home, tell Jane. She says, 'Please don't say that in public.' And then I know it's good."

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