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Ricky Gervais says he might host the brits next year

Katherine Sidnell

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Ricky Gervais says he might host the brits next year

Ricky Gervais has said he might host next year’s Brit Awards, as the comedian shared a throwback to his infamous Golden Globes opening monologue on social media.

The Office actor let loose on the star-studded crowd back in 2016, beginning the ceremony with a foul-mouthed rant which insulted the entire audience in a single sentence.

Though his appearance on the prestigious podium was controversial, he has hosted the event over five times and fans are already excited by the possibility of him hosting The Brits.

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This includes Piers Morgan, who has already backed the 61-year-old host next year’s event.

On Gervais’ original tweet, the TalkTV presenter commented ‘please’ followed by several prayer hands emojis.

Gaining over 19,000 likes in less than 24 hours, Gervais seems to have a lot of backing from the public also.

One fan begged the comedian to take the role, joking about his hilarious opening speeches: “Please do its only ever worth it for your monologue.”

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Gervais is famed for pulling no punches. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo
Gervais is famed for pulling no punches. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Others quickly followed, with another person adding: “They are in need of a gentleman like yourself.”

With the Brits regularly using comedians like Jack Whitehall and Mo Gilligan to host, it seems that Gervais is in a better position than ever to be in the running.

There may also be an opening after Gilligan wrongly called Lewis Capaldi ‘Sam’ as he introduced the Scottish singer, in a cringe inducing moment live on air.

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Gervais’s fans also commented on the embarrassing incident, with one fan writing: “Yes there could well be a vacancy for you after tonight’s mistake! Who is Sam Capaldi, ha?”

However, the coveted hosting gig could go to another famous comedian.

Mo drowned his sorrows after the awkward incident. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Mo drowned his sorrows after the awkward incident. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

After no females artists were nominated for the Best Artist, the Brits will be keen to include more women in it’s line up next year and this includes – it’s hosts.

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One likely candidate would be Chicken Shop Date’s Amelia Dimoldenberg who hosted parts of this year’s red carpet.

The journalist also has a huge following on social media, thanks to her iconic YouTube series where she’s interviewed almost every British artist.

Another contender would be This Country’s Daisy May Cooper, who gave the award for Best Alternative or Rock Act to The 1975.

Amelia at last night's award ceremony. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Amelia at last night's award ceremony. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
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The comic actress found herself in hot water though, after ITV failed to mute her joke about the Sugababes.

Before presenting the award, she joked about meeting the band in the toilets, adding: "And they weren’t doing coke – they were lovely."

Audiences at home were left stunned by the shocking joke, meaning May Cooper may already be out of the running for next year’s gig.

One thing we do know for certain is that it was Harry’s House last night, as Harry Styles swept the awards during the ceremony.

Featured Image Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Brit Awards, Music, Ricky Gervais, TV and Film, The Office

Katherine Sidnell

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