Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes for fourth time in 2016

'My only guarantee is that not everyone will enjoy it as much as me,' the comedian jokes on Twitter

Ricky Gervais has been announced as host of next year’s Golden Globe Awards.

The Extras and The Office star will preside over the annual awards bash for the fourth time in six years, having previously served as host in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He takes over from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who jointly hosted the prestigious film and TV event in 2013 and 2014.

“Can’t wait to host The Golden Globes again. My only guarantee is that not everyone will enjoy it as much as me,” he wrote on Twitter last night, referencing his reputation for aiming zingers at Hollywood’s great and good from the Golden Globes stage.

He began his 2010 hosting stint by joking: “Looking at all the wonderful faces here today reminds me of the great work that’s been done this year… by cosmetic surgeons.”

On Twitter last night, Gervais also hinted that controversial mogul-turned-Presidential candidate Donald Trump might feel his ears burning during this year’s ceremony.

As well as being asked to host the event on four occasions, Gervais has taken home three Golden Globe awards over the years – two for The Office and one for Extras.