NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 1:45 PM
Ricky Gervais revealed on Wednesday’s episode of the “ Ellen DeGeneres Show” that he plans on getting drunk before hosting the Golden Globes.
“If I didn’t drink I wouldn’t be brave enough to say some of the things I’m going to say,” Gervais said. “I start [drinking] at a reasonable hour — ya know, I’m not a maniac. Three or four [p.m.] or something like that.”
Gervais, who hosted the awards show from 2010 – 2012, said he almost didn’t return as the emcee because he was busy with other projects including filming scenes for his new movie, “Life on the Road.”
DeGeneres gives Gervais a “Four Time Golden Globes” silk shirt on Wednesday’s episode of “Ellen.”
But the producers were able to lure him back after they insisted the uninhibited comic could be brash as he wanted.
“They said I could say what I want again,” the 54-year-old told DeGeneres.
Gervais’ zingers raised eyebrows at the 2012 Golden Globes where he poked fun of Jodie Foster’s sexuality, Madonna’s sordid love life, and the Church of Scientology.
On Friday, he issued a cheeky apology in advance on Twitter.
“Because I can see the future, I’d like to apologise now for the things I said at next week’s Golden Globes. I was drunk & didn’t give a f–k.”