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Ricky Gervais Says Goodbye to the Golden Globes

Comedian Ricky Gervais is calling it quits from the Golden Globes.

No, seriously. For real this time.

Gervais wrote on his blog that he wouldn’t be persuaded to host the award show for a fourth time:

“It was by far my favourite 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.”

Thanks for all the laughs and awkward moments, Ricky.

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