Ricky Gervais has confirmed he has been invited back to host next year’s Golden Globe awards despite causing controversy with his last appearance.
The comedian, 49, said: “The ratings went up again, and the organisers asked me to consider a third year. (But) I don’t think I should. I don’t know what I could do better. I certainly couldn’t get more press for them, that’s for sure.”
Writing in Heat magazine, he continued: “I did exactly what I went to do: improve on last year’s and have a laugh. The response was staggering. It was discussed on every news channel and chat show for weeks.
“The weird thing is, the question is always, ‘Did Ricky go too far?’ And the answer is always ‘No’. I have yet to find someone who was actually offended by it.”
The Office creator came under fire for directing personal comments at many of the guests.
At one point he described a film as “two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay,” before quipping “so the opposite of some famous scientologists then.”
But he hit back at criticism during an interview on Piers Morgan Tonight.
He explained: “I’ve got to be an outsider there. I mustn’t come on as everyone’s mate and schmooze – that’s nauseating. I’ve got to come out there, and I’ve got to roast them.
“If they didn’t want me, they shouldn’t have hired me. I don’t think I did anything wrong.”