Ricky Gervais has become arguably the biggest star so far to show his support for Rob Burrow – and he did it in his own inimitable way.

Gervais joins the likes of Wayne Rooney and Matthew Lewis in throwing their support behind Burrow, following his diagnosis with motor neurone disease.

The actor-comedian, who hit global headlines following his recent performance as host of the Golden Globes, filmed a video in response to an enquiry from Rob’s team-mate, Stevie Ward.

Ward said: “This is what happens when I try to do something for my pal Rob Burrow.

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“Ricky Gervais is done with Hollywood, he’s finished off Apple and Amazon, then he comes for little old Leeds and our funny shaped balls.”

Watch the video below.