Can those in the know tell us, is Karl Pilkington a fake persona played by someone else?
Or is he a real person who didn't start as an Actor? He seemed to be quite a capable, confident TV actor in the 'Derek' clips
He was the producer given to Ricky and Steve when the returned to their XFM radio show after doing The Office. They realized he thought a bit differently not long into their return and eventually started incorporating him into the show more, which let to the podcasts after leaving the station and what not.