LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Ricky Gervais attends the VIP screening of “The Muppets Most Wanted” at The Curzon Mayfair on March 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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After weeks of rumors, it’s finally official—Ricky Gervais will be back to host the Golden Globes for the third year, the HFPA president Dr. Aida Takla O’Reilly has announced. The association voted overwhelmingly for the controversial British comedian’s return and NBC’s senior vice president of special events and late night programming, Doug Vaughan, said: “Ricky is delighted to be coming back.  He said the G0lden Globes show is the most fun he has ever had.” In a video interview with England’s Daily Telegraph Ricky says he does not care what people think of his performance as host.

“I made a decision last year that I shouldn’t be doing it for the 20 egos in the room, I should be doing it for the 200 million people watching at home and I’m going to do that this year. I’m not beholden to those people in the room so I can say exactly what I want.

“So, I’d say to people in the room, be afraid,” Gervais warned. The 69th Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.