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Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes for the fifth and final time

Ricky Gervais has been confirmed as the host for the 2020 Golden Globes.

Gervais, who has hosted the awards on four previous occasions, has built a reputation for his no holds barred approach to the hosting process and relentlessly delivers comedic put-downs of the famous faces in the audience.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association confirmed that Gervais is back in the hot seat: “When Ricky Gervais is at the helm of the Golden Globes Awards, we can always expect the unexpected,” Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA, said.

Gervais, who hosted the ceremony between 2010-12, returned for the fourth time in 2016. Now though, after being confirmed for the event next year, the comedian has confirmed that the next occasion will be his final: “Once again, they’ve made me an offer I can’t refuse,” he said.

“But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening.”

The CEO of Dick Clark Productions, Mike Mahan, added: “In a world where many award shows are opting to go the no host route, the Golden Globes are going all in! It’s going to be a great night.”

The 77th instalment of the Golden Globes will be hosted at the Beverly Hilton on January 5th, 2020 and broadcast live on NBC.