Ricky Gervais Nixes Return to Golden Globes as Host for Fourth Year
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:53:21
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The fourth time won't be the charm for comedian Ricky Gervais. He will not return to host the Golden Globes for a fourth time. He's topped out at three stints as host.
Gervais posted a note on his website, writing: "Phew! Thank fuck that's over. I had a blast actually. It was by far my favorite of the three hosting stints. I've told my agent to never let me be persuaded to do it again though. It's like a parachute jump. You can only really enjoy it in retrospect when you realize you didn't die and it was quite an amazing thing to do."
Gervais has been criticized for skewering the Hollywood elite when hosting.
But that's not what really influenced his decision. He said, "The crowd were great this year too. I think they finally worked out that my gags only seemed rude and nasty but were actually not too scary at all. Or they were just drunker. Either way, it was fun but I'm glad to say I'm off to New York to chill out a bit."
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