Ricky Gervais Is Hosting the 2016 Golden Globes After Saying He Never Would Again

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Ricky Gervais will host the 2016 Golden Globes, NBC and the HFPA announced on Monday, Oct. 26 Paul Drinkwater/NBC via Getty Images

He's ready to misbehave! Ricky Gervais is set to host the 2016 Golden Globes, despite saying he never would again. The news was announced on Monday, Oct. 26.

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"We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way," NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt, said in a press release. "Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seat belts."

The UK actor-comedian, 54, previously hosted the three-hour event in 2010, 2011, and 2012. (Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted the past three consecutive years.)

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"Ricky Gervais left us with a lasting impression and we are thrilled to have him back in our show as we honor the best in film and television," Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, added in a statement. "His off-the-cuff wit and quirky charm will surely have the room and audiences around the world at the edge of their seats."

Gervais' decision to come back is surprising. Back in 2012, he wrote on his blog that three times was enough. "I've told my agent to never let me be persuaded to [host] again," he said at the time. "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."

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The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will kick off from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. It will air live from 8 to 11 p.m. ET on NBC.

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