Globes host Ricky Gervais: I haven't been asked back

Tuesday January 18, 2011

His risqué jokes during the Golden Globes generated as many column inches as the award winners themselves.

But could Ricky Gervais have blown his chances of hosting the ceremony for a third year in a row?

The Reading-born funnyman said himself that he had not been asked back after the show. "That’s ominous, isn't it? So I probably won't be here next year."

However, he also put paid to reports he had been told off during the show – during a long gap when he was absent from the screen.

"I did every single introduction I was meant to. There just happened to be a long gap," Ricky told the New York Daily News in an email.

"This is because I was allowed to choose who I would introduce in advance. I obviously chose presenters who I had the best jokes for. (And who I knew had a good sense of humour).

"Everyone took it well and the atmosphere backstage and at the after show was great."

Photo: © Rex Features

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