Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that Derek has a large fanbase that turn out in their numbers to support Gervais' creation. The Christmas Special will, however, see the series come to a close in a manner similar to his other creation, The Office. This special hour-long episode sees Derek having a brush with death following an altercation with a drunken sailor on shore leave. Meanwhile, Tom has found a job closer to home whilst Kev has "discovered the true meaning of family." As you do.