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JAN
18
3 YEARS

Ricky Gervais Tells Paparazzi He Will Not Be Hosting Another Golden Globes

Comedian says it will be his decision not to return to the awards show.

Ricky Gervais
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Ricky Gervais will not wait for another invitation to host the Golden Globe Awards. He said he will not be doing the show regardless next year and it will be his choice.

Gervais told paparazzi: "I'm not going to do it again."

"I think twice is enough," he added.

The comedian has come under criticism for his harsh monologue and A-list biting jokes during the program Sunday. Robert Downey Jr. called his hosting stint "mean-spirited."

Phil Berk, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Gervais had "crossed the line" in the jokes and would not comment as to whether Gervais would be invited back for a third hosting duty next year.

Gervais said he had a great time hosting the show this year, despite the controversy. "I loved it even more than last year,” he said.

When it was noted that fellow comedians supported his jokes in the show, Gervais said, "Well, it's nice to be loved by your peers. They stick by you."