Ricky Gervais has said “we shouldn’t trust the people in charge” after allegations of another Downing Street party during the first national lockdown.

The After Life star, 60, from Reading, said he understands why the public is angry and that he has been “naive” for trusting those in charge.

In an interview with ITV, Gervais said: “I get it, I get the anger. It’s palpable. Why wouldn’t they be angry.

“Myself and everyone I know kept to the rules and if you can’t trust the people in charge… I think I have been naive all my life.

“It is not until now that I go why do we trust them, of course we shouldn’t trust the people in charge, that’s how they are in charge.

“They shouldn’t be trusted.”

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It has been alleged that there was a 'bring your own booze' event in the Downing Street garden, organised by a senior aide to Boris Johnson.

The email, leaked to ITV, read: "Hi all, after what has been an incredibly busy period we thought it would be nice to make the most of the lovely weather and have some socially distanced drinks in the No 10 garden this evening.

“Please join us from 6pm and bring your own booze!”

It has also been said that Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie attended the drinks on May 10, 2020. 

The allegations are being examined by senior official Sue Gray as part of her investigation into claims of lockdown-busting parties in Whitehall and Downing Street.