Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchantgo back to the station...

RICKY GERVAIS and STEPHEN MERCHANT are set to return to the airwaves to host their Saturday afternoon slot on XFM.

The comedy duo will be back on air for six weeks alongside their producer turned sidekick ‘The K Man’ Pilkington from 1pm on May 28.

The pair, who wrote and starred in ’The Office’, return to the station after completing work on their new sitcom ‘Extras’.

The show, which picked up a bronze Sony award in 2002, will temporarily replace comedy duo Adam and Joe.

Gervais was recently spotted in the crowd at the opening night of [url=]Oasis’ club tour at the London Astoria (May 10).

Andy Ashton, Xfm’s programme controller, said: “Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are great friends of the station and we are incredibly grateful, that as busy as they are, they can still find time to return to Xfm and reunite with K-Man for another run on Saturday afternoons.”