While Rose cut a much more sophisticated appearance than scruffy Stephen, the height difference was also clearly noticeable.
Rose comes in at 5ft 6in tall, while Stephen is over a foot taller at 6ft 7in.
But Damages star Rose, 31, looked less than impressed as she was snapped with Stephen.
Stephen and Rose made an unlikely couple as they strolled along the streets of London.
In the same year, Merchant was a finalist at the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards.
The Saturday show never had a large audience; Gervais says "It's a tin pot radio station...
No doubt Hayley had plenty to talk about with Chris and James as the two men are also starring in a fairytale big screen adventure, currently shooting the star-studded movie version of Into The Woods at Shepperton Studios.
Stephen has also been busy lately, with his new show Hello Ladies launching earlier this month.
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