Ricky Gervais is ready for a three-peat.
Over the summer, Gervais hinted at a possible return, despite the controversy over his offending humor at last year’s ceremony, wherein he alienated many of the stars being celebrated.
“I love NBC and I love the fact that they have stuck with me through it all,” Gervais said in August. When questioned by interviewer Richard Bacon whether he’d consider returning, he responded, “It’s a second encore. Don’t do a second encore. I don’t think I should do it. What am I going back as?”
Gervais’ latest HBO project, “Life’s Too Short,” is slated to premiere in 2012. The 69th Golden Globes will air Jan. 15 on NBC.
As a Refresher, Watch Gervais’ Opening From Last Year’s Awards: