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Ricky Gervais won't host Oscars

2012-06-30 21:04
Ricky Gervais
London - Ricky Gervais wouldn't present the Oscars.

The British comic has hosted the Golden Globe awards for the last three years - grabbing many headlines with his outrageous jokes and jibes at the celebrity audience - and though he enjoyed the experience, he won't preside over the ceremony again, nor would he front the even more prestigious Academy Awards as it is a "thankless task".

He said: "Would I present the Globes again? No, I've done it three times now. I enjoyed it more each time but that's it.

"The Oscars? No, that's a really thankless task. The good thing about the Globes is they let me do what I wanted."

Despite sometimes being the subject of criticism and insults via his Twitter page, Ricky insists he never gets offended by it.

He told Shortlist magazine: "Twitter is like seeing every toilet wall in the world at the same time. But you can't take it personally.

"If people get annoyed at me on there, I'll just say, 'Can someone help this gorp find the unfollow button, the dopey cunt.'"

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