Ricky Gervais plans to leave all his assets to animals.

The comedian insists that people should work hard for their money and he wouldn't want to make anyone's life easier by bequeathing them his cash, so would rather donate to charitable organisations which care for living creatures.

He said: "I don't want to leave my money to people. People should work hard. I've worked hard for my money. At the moment I'm sat in the garden where I've buried it and I've got a gun."

The 'Invention of Lying' star also blasted people who go hunting, admitting he would like to "smack" them in the face.

Asked what he would do if he was Prime Minister of Britain, he told Absolute Radio DJ Christian O'Connell: "I suppose the serious answer would be stopping animal cruelty. Particularly those inbred people who still go hunting when they are not meant to, I'd like to smack them in the mouth."

Ricky had called the radio station in a bid to win £20,000 for his favourite animal charities as part of their 'Who's Calling Christian' contest.

He joked: "I've saved the animals and got a free plug."

The competition encourages listeners to get a celebrity to ring in for the chance to win £10,000 for themselves and the star's favourite charity.

If the winning star rings in of their own accord, they get the whole £20,000 to be donated to a charity of their choice.