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Friday April 30, 2010 8:58 pm

Ricky Gervais Returns as Golden Globes Host

Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes will be returning to host the Golden Globes for the second year in a row next January.

The British comedian - who received mixed reviews for his performance earlier this year - has vowed to do his best to upset the producers.

“I suppose it is flattering, to be honest, and it was a surprise. I had so much fun last year,” he joked. “I’m going to go out all this time. I’m going to make sure they’re never going to invite me back. I can’t believe they invited me back after awful things I said. Let’s see how far I can take it this time.”

Audience members winced at last year’s awards when The Office creator joked about Mel Gibson’s previous alcohol problems and Sir Paul McCartney’s expensive divorce from Heather Mills.

However, President of the Golden Globes Philip Berk says he is delighted to see him return. “We are thrilled to have Ricky back as the host of the . His combination of wit, irreverence and spontaneity makes him the ideal host. He was fantastic last year, and he’ll be even better the second time around,” he said.

Next season’s broadcast will take place on January 16 on NBC.



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