Gervais: ‘No More Globes For Me’

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January 17, 2012 | 9:20pm EST

Ricky Gervais has ruled out a fourth stint as host at the Golden Globes – insisting he’s going out on a high.
The Office creator returned to oversee the prizegiving ceremony for a third time on Sunday, a year after he was slammed for his mean-spirited jokes at the expense of the Hollywood elite.

But the Brit is adamant he’s not aiming for another comeback.

In a post on his website, Gervais writes, “Phew! Thank f**k that’s over. I had a blast actually. It was by far my favorite of the three hosting stints.

“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 realize you didn’t die and it was quite an amazing thing to do.

“The crowd were great this year too. 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. Either way, it was fun but I’m glad to say I’m off to New York to chill out a bit.”