Elton John says he's prepared to get a kicking from Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais at this weekend's awards ceremony.
The star is nominated for his song from the film Gnomeo & Juliet at the A-List event.
Sir Elton said: "I'll probably get the p*** taken out of me, but it's fine with me. I'm British. I can take it."
Ricky took sharp swipes at Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, Robert Downey Jr and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at last year's ceremony and some criticised the comedian for going too far.
However, Glee and American Horror Story executive producer Ryan Murphy is excited about Ricky's return and the spice he brings to the three-hour telecast.
"It's always good with the shows to have an unpredictable element to them, and he certainly is that," he said.
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