Ricky Gervais in lead to host Oscars

September 26th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 26 (IANS) British comedian Ricky Gervais, known for his popular “The Ricky Gervais Show” on radio, has emerged as the most likely candidate to host the next Academy Awards ceremony.According to thesun.co.uk, organisers seem eager to sign up the comedian after his impressive performance at the Emmy awards recently.

A source said: “Ricky caught the eye of the right people. They think he would be perfect to host the Oscars and want to sign him.”

Gervais’ agents were approached by Oscar organisers who wanted to meet him and have him sign up.

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