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Ricky Gervais Hilariously Responds To Poll Saying He Should Host Emmys

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Ricky Gervais Hilariously Responds To Poll Saying He Should Host Emmys

Ricky Gervais has responded in hilarious fashion to a poll suggesting he should host the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards.

With the Emmys coming up in September, awards prediction website Gold Derby polled their viewers to find out who would be the best host.

Voters were given 11 options, including RuPaul Charles, Neil Patrick Harris, and Queen Latifah.

Ricky Gervais triumphed in the poll, amassing 58 percent of the vote. The second highest was Stephen Colbert with a mere 8 percent.

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In response to this, Ricky Gervais hilariously tweeted 'f*** that'.

Ricky Gervais' response to the poll. Credit: Twitter
Ricky Gervais' response to the poll. Credit: Twitter

Gervais has previous with awards ceremonies, hosting the Golden Globes five times and hilariously ripping into celebrities and their personal lives.

Last year, his gags continued to keep the star-studded audience on the edge of their seats, including a controversial joke about Prince Andrew and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Gervais said at the ceremony: "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, nearly three hours long.

"Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere, and by the end, his date was too old for him.

"Even Prince Andrew's like, 'Come on, Leo, mate, you're nearly 50, son.'"

Gervais hosting the 2020 Golden Globes. Credit: PA
Gervais hosting the 2020 Golden Globes. Credit: PA
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Although The Office writer was wrong in his insistence that the 2018 Golden Globes would be his last, judging by his tweet it's unlikely he will be hosting the 2021 Emmys.

Instead, Gervais has been filming season three of After Life, which wrapped production last month.

Posting a photo of himself and his on-screen pet dog Brandy, Gervais wrote on Twitter: "Day 35 on #AfterLife3. And that's a wrap."

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Speaking to LADbible, Gervais said the programme was simply 'too good' not to bring Tony and co back for another run out.

He said: "I've never had a reaction like this, so there is that [sense of] 'Oh, I could only ruin it', you know what I mean. So you've got to try and make it better.

"Which is good, it's a good state of mind to be in, it's a good pressure. I've got to make this better than before - that's a lovely pressure to have as a writer.

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"That's not a reason not to do a second series because the first one went down so well... Most people want it the other way - they want too many series because they think it's their favourite show.

"I get that, as a viewer I get it, but as an artist you have got to get out a bit early. But as I say, this is the first one I've - I think I'm gonna do a third because the world we've created is too good and rich."

Whilst we will miss Gervais teasing Hollywood's stars, fans can look forward to After Life and Ricky's sixth major stand-up tour called SuperNature.

Words: Oscar Rihll

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Ricky Gervais

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