' wish to be fed to lions after his death has been REJECTED

' wish to be fed to lions after his death has been REJECTED by London Zoo because he'd be 'too gristly' for them

By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline

Published: 23:46 GMT, 7 January 2021 | Updated: 00:08 GMT, 8 January 2021

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' wish to be fed to the lions at London Zoo after his death has been rejected by the organisation because he would be 'too gristly' for them.

The comedian, 59, recently declared his posthumous desire is to be fed to the zoo animals in order to 'give something back' to the animal community.

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However the Chief Operating Officer of the zoo knocked back his kind offer and instead requested he send a cash donation to support the lions. 

No thanks! Ricky Gervais' wish to be fed to the lions at London Zoo after his death has been rejected by the organisation because he would be 'too gristly' for them

No thanks! ' wish to be fed to the lions at London Zoo after his death has been rejected by the organisation because he would be 'too gristly' for them

Kathryn England, Chief Operating Officer of ZSL London Zoo said: 'I suspect Ricky may be a bit gristly for our lions.

'But we are struggling financially because of lockdown so if anyone wants to 'give something back' we welcome donations that will help us keep our lions fed on a more suitable diet.'

Ricky previously revealed that he wants his body to be devoured by the animals at London Zoo so he can 'give something back' to nature.

Speaking on chat show Conan, Ricky explained: 'It would be good to be fed to lions at London Zoo. It would be good to give something back. We eat animals and destroy habits and at least then I could give something back.'

Unusual request: The comedian, 59, recently declared his posthumous desire is to be fed to the zoo animals in order to 'give something back' to the animal community

Unusual request: The comedian, 59, recently declared his posthumous desire is to be fed to the zoo animals in order to 'give something back' to the animal community

Plan: Ricky admitted he wants to be fed to lions when he dies

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Plan: Ricky admitted he wants to be fed to lions when he dies

The After Life star admits that the thought of visitors witnessing his corpse being eaten makes him chuckle.

Ricky joked: 'It would be amusing to see the faces

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