Golden Globes deny asking Ricky Gervais back: 'Nice try, Ricky'

ricky-gervais-golden-globes-diary.jpgEarlier Tuesday (Feb. 1), Ricky Gervais posted a Golden Globes Diary to his blog detailing the week leading up to his now rather infamous second time hosting the annual awards show. One of the very last things he said was, "I have yet to find anyone who was actually offended by it. The ratings went up again, and the organisers asked me to consider a third year. I don't think I should. I don't know what I could do better ... Two seasons is enough."

Hollywood Foreign Press Association head Phil Berk tells the AP there was no invitation extended for Gervais to three-peat, saying, "There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky."

We are certainly bummed to hear the invite is not on the table because we think his two hosting jobs were delightful. But we would like to offer up a suggestion -- Robert Downey Jr. as the next host.

Photo/Video credit: Ricky Gervais' website