August 29th, 2011
04:16 PM ET
Back in January, Ricky Gervais made headlines when he hosted the Golden Globes, and proceeded to take shots at many of the Hollywood stars in attendance, not to mention the awards themselves.
Gervais went on record as saying that this second time hosting would be his last, but that doesn't mean he's not wanted by the network that put on the show.
Gervais told E! that NBC is interested in having him back for a third time as host, but he said, "I think the Hollywood Foreign Press would need an awful lot of persuading."
Indeed. The Foreign Press, who put on the Globes every year, responded back in February to Gervais suggesting that they were interested in having him back, by telling CNN, "There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky."
On a personal level, Gervais is still hesitant to host the show again, saying that he's not sure a third time could improve on the second: "Never say never, though."
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