Wednesday 22 November 2017

Never again, says Globes host Ricky

Ricky Gervais has hosted the Golden Globes three times
Ricky Gervais has hosted the Golden Globes three times

Ricky Gervais has said he never wants to host the Golden Globes again after describing it as "like a parachute jump".

The comic, who recently hosted the awards for the third time, caused controversy last year with a series of near-the-knuckle remarks about some of Hollywood's biggest names.

This year he came under fire from critics for not being funny enough, with one writing his performance "felt forced and heavy-handed".

Writing on his blog, Ricky said he had "a blast" but did not want to do it again.

He said: "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 realise you didn't die and it was quite an amazing thing to do."

Ricky, who found fame as the star and co-creator of the BBC sitcom The Office, said the crowd "were great this year too".

He said: "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."

Press Association

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