Ricky Gervais and Dr Brian May are planning to work together to tackle animal cruelty issues, even though the Queen star thinkssome of the comedian’s language on Twitter is “appalling”. The Office star and legendary guitarist met at the Daily Mirror’s Animal Hero Awards on Wednesday night in London , as Brian presented the funnyman with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Animal Welfare. Asked how he felt to be at the ceremony, Ricky told us: “It’s great, it’s amazing. I almost started crying immediately.” The humble comedian admitted he felt “mildly embarrassed” to be handed the award for his impassioned tweets but was happy to be able to give animals a voice.