Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais has claimed that he has already been invited back to host the Golden Globes next year.

Writing in Heat magazine, Gervais said that, despite the controversy surrounding his jokes at this year's event, he was been asked to host the show for a third time.

He wrote: "The ratings went up again, and the organisers asked me to consider a third year. [But] I don't think I should."

"I don't know what I could do better. I certainly couldn't get more press for them, that's for sure."

"The response was staggering. It was discussed on every news channel and chatshow for weeks."