October 27, 2015 2:30:50 pm
Comedian Ricky Gervais is set to return for the fourth time as the host of Hollywood’s Annual Golden Globe Awards.
The 54-year-old British star caused controversy in 2010 when he made barbs at some of Hollywood’s leading stars and had vowed in 2012 to never host the awards again.
But in a blog post entitled “Ricky’s back!” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organises the Golden Globes, confirmed the news, reported BBC.
“His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats,” Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, said in a statement.
The 73rd ceremony will take place on January 10 in Los Angeles.
Employing British vernacular, Gervais tweeted, “It’s a good job I’m drunk. Otherwise the thought of hosting The Golden Globes again would seem like a real pain in ….”
Last year’s Golden Globes hosts were American comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who were at the helm for a third time.
Gervais starred in and created the British version of “The Office” in 2001 before selling the format to US television.
He also created the comedy series “Extras” and “Life’s Too Short” as well as appearing in movies including “Night at the Museum”, “The Invention of Lying” and “Muppets Most Wanted”.
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