Ricky Gervais has weighed in on whether he would have made that controversial joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's Alopecia at the Oscars.

Gervais, 60, who has hosted the Golden Globes a whopping five times, is known for roasting the celebrities in the room and even sometimes getting into a bit of bother for doing so.

This year's Academy Awards took place on March 27, 2022 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and was hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes. 

While the awards were deemed historic for recognising the first openly queer woman of colour, the first deaf man and the third woman ever for best director, the internet has thought of little else than Chris Rock's joke and what came after.

Swindon Advertiser: (left to right) Chris Rock and Will Smith at The Oscars. Credit: PA(left to right) Chris Rock and Will Smith at The Oscars. Credit: PA

The comedian, Chris Rock poked fun at now Academy Award winner Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's Alopecia condition. 

The joke lead to the actor storming on stage and striking Rock across the face. 

Will Smith has since publicly apologised and Chris Rock has said that he will not be pressing charges. 

Many famous faces have since shared their thoughts on the incident including singer Liam Payne, actor Zoe Kravtiz and Oscars co-hosts Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes.

Inevitably, people have been comparing Ricky Gervais with the awards show hosts, asking whether the comic would have gone with a similar punchline.

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Gervais tested new material at a recent show in Highgate, north London, according to The Mirror.

He said: “I’ll get it out of the way. I have not got any Will Smith material. I trended when that happened and I was not even there. 

“What has it got to do with me? People were going ‘What would have happened if Ricky Gervais had been doing it (hosting Oscars)?’ 

“Well, nothing as I would not have made a joke about his wife’s hair. I would have made a joke about her boyfriend.”

Gervais also made a comment on Monday on Twitter through a recognisable meme.

The After Life creator posted a clip from The Office that features his character, David Brent, discussing Alopecia.

Captioning the post, he wrote: ​​“And she's got alopecia. So... not a happy homelife [sic]."

Rickey Gervais also teased his followers with what would be his opening speech at the awards. 

In a Twitter thread, Gervais outlined his speech which featured his classic brand of humour: "I'd start with 'Hello. I hope this show helps cheer up the ordinary people watching at home. If you're unemployed for example, take some comfort in the fact that even if you had a job, your salary probably wouldn't be as much as the goody bag all the actors have just been given'," the first tweet read.

"'I'm proud to announce that this is the most diverse and progressive Oscars ever. Looking out I see people from all walks of life,'" the second continued. "'Every demographic under the sun. Except poor people, obviously."