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Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais revealed he had a vegan Christmas dinner this year, posting a photo via his Twitter account to his 14.5 million followers.

He captioned the photo of an empty dinner plate on Christmas Day and joked: “[His wife] Jane tried to sneak in a Brussel sprout. I spotted it immediately. Nice try.”

The tweet

Gervais confirmed the empty plate had been a vegan meal to his millions of followers

Is he vegan?

The star has not confirmed whether he is vegan but is widely believed to be vegetarian and has spoken about enjoying vegan meals this year.

In an interview last summer, the actor confirmed his go-to meals included vegan lasagna and tofu stir-fry but many believe he is a vegetarian as he has made comments publically about his love for cheese.

Animal rights

Gervais has long campaigned against animal suffering, from calling the UK government to ban factory farming and urging his followers to petition for a global end to caged farming.

Shortly before Christmas, the celeb signed an open letter alongside a group of well-known figures including Evanna Lynch and Paul McCartney which called for more people to try Veganuary next year.

So far, more than 250,000 people have signed up for the challenge of going plant-based for the month of January and beyond.

Emily is a News and Features Writer for Plant Based News. She has previously worked as a journalist in Devon, UK, reporting on local issues from politics to the environment.