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Ricky Gervais Is Hosting The Golden Globes For The Fifth Time

Ricky Gervais has announced that he’s set to hold the Golden Globes in 2020, his fifth -- and apparently "very last time" -- time doing so.

British comedian Ricky Gervais has confirmed that he'll once again be taking the reins as host of next year's 77th Annual Golden Globes, which are set to take place January 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills.

A tweet posted by the awards show's official Twitter account today announced the news in a statement that read, "He takes the fifth! @rickygervais will resume hosting duties for a record fifth time at the 77th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California!"

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Gervais confirmed the news in a statement of his own which said, “Once again, they’ve made me an offer I can’t refuse.”

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

Paul Telegdy, chairman of NBC Entertainment, praised the pick, saying, "There is always a palpable electricity in the room when Ricky takes the Globes stage" -- while Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, added that Gervais' return meant audiences should "expect the unexpected."

"We can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve," he added.

Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for three years from 2010-2012, before Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took on the role joint hosts for the following three years, while Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg served as this year's hosts.

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