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Controversial host Ricky Gervais asked back by Golden Globes bosses

01 FEBRUARY 2011

His controversial quips had commentators wondering if Ricky Gervais had blown his chances of ever hosting the Golden Globes again.

But the British funnyman obviously did something right – he has been invited by bosses to host the ceremony for a third time.

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However Ricky says he's not sure if he's going to take them up on the offer.

"The ratings went up again, and the organisers asked me to consider a third year. (But) I don't think I should," he told Heat magazine.

"I don't know what I could do better. I certainly couldn't get more press for them, that's for sure."

Ricky said he achieved his aim – "to improve on last year's show and have a laugh"

he added: "The response was staggering. It was discussed on every news channel and chat show for weeks."

The Reading-born comic says he didn't go too far. "I have yet to find anyone who was actually offended by it," he explains.

Ricky has yet to say whether he will return for a third year or not.

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The 49-year-old defended his close-to-the-bone jokes in an interview with Piers Morgan.

"I'm sorry if they were offended but I'm not sorry for anything I said," he stressed.

"I don't think I did anything wrong, honestly.

"Those were like jibes at these people and I'm sure they've got a sense of humour."

Ricky stressed he was not judging the celebs or mocking them, he was merely "confronting the elephant in the room".

The news of Ricky's possible return came just days after his cameo in the US version of The Office was shown in the states.

The star, who is now an executive producer of the American version of the show he helped create, was seen in his guise of hopeless boss David Brent, who comes face to face with Steve Carell's character (pictured above).

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