'Never again': Ricky Gervais on Golden Globes

Wednesday January 18, 2012

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."

He added: "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."

Photo: © Getty

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