Extras star Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes

Tuesday October 27, 2009

With a number of the coveted awards of his own, Ricky Gervais knows a thing or two about proceedings at the Golden Globes. 

This certainly stands him in good stead for his latest role – host of next year's ceremony.

Reading-born Ricky was approached to helm the highly anticipated film awards after his popular appearance at the 2009 ceremony.

And what reportedly sealed the deal for the comedian was the producers' promise he could have a "free rein" as host.

"There are just some things you don't turn down," Ricky said.

The Office star can be seen in action on January 17 at the LA event.

Nominations for the 67th Golden Globes will be announced on December 15.

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