Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais is suited up and ready to offend some celebrities.

Earlier the British funnyman penned an obscene tweet, accompanied by a shirtless photo of himself once again warning he will most definitely "offend" at today's award ceremony.

He followed up with another post where he's dressed and ready to walk out the door.


The Office star angered people in 2010 when he made fun of Mel Gibson's drinking and Angelina Jolie's adopted family.

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A year later, Robert Downey Jr labelled his Golden Globes appearance as "mean-spirited" with "mildly sinister" undertones.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the helm as co-hosts of the ceremony from 2013 to 2015, making waves of their own.

Gervais has given no indication as to what form his jokes will take tonight, but has been dropping hints on Twitter that they will certainly be up to his usual controversial standard.

Despite his previous misdemeanors he was welcomed back for a forth time by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

That's because even if Hollywood luminaries are secretly fuming in their seats as Gervais punctures their egos, the audience at home loves it.

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