UK comedian Ricky Gervais has vowed he will never again host the Golden Globes awards ceremony.

Gervais was criticised in some corners for his acerbic comments in the 2011 awards after he mocked stars such as Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson.

However, the multi-award-winning creator of The Office was invited back for the 2012 event in Los Angeles.

"It was by far my favourite of the three hosting stings," he said on his blog. "I've told my agent to never let me be persuaded to do it again though.

"It's like a parachute jump. You can only really rely on it in retrospect when you realise you didn't die and it was quite an amazing thing to do."

He praised the crowd for taking his jokes in good humour.

"They finally worked out that my gags only seemed rude and nasty but were actually not too scary at all. Or they were just drunker. Either way, it was fun, but I'm glad to say I'm off to New York to chill out a bit."

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