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Picture - Esther Rantzen - Tesco Mum... London United Kingdom, Sunday 1st March 2015

Esther Rantzen - Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015 held at the Savoy - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 1st March 2015

Picture - Esther Rantzen - Tesco Mum... London United Kingdom, Sunday 1st March 2015

Esther Rantzen - Tesco Mum of the Year Awards at the Savoy Hotel - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 1st March 2015

Picture - Esther Rantzen - Tesco Mum... London United Kingdom, Sunday 1st March 2015

Esther Rantzen - Tesco Mum Of The Year Awards held at the Savoy Hotel - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 1st March 2015

Picture - Esther Rantzen - The 10th anniversary... London United Kingdom, Sunday 1st March 2015

Esther Rantzen - The 10th anniversary year of the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015 held at The Savoy - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 1st March 2015

Jim Davidson On Celebrity Big Brother: "Shame I missed it"

Tags: Jim Davidson - Celebrity Big Brother - Esther Rantzen

Jim Davidson has spoken publically for the first time since his arrest as part of Operation Yewtree - the investigation put into motion after the Jimmy Savile sex Scandal was revealed. 

In a blog post from his official site, entitled "Wos appnin?", Davidson wrote "I think that Rylan and Frankie would make a great double act,in fact when they sat in the diary room they looked like a ventriloquist act,' he wrote before adding: 'I think Rylan will win; he's hysterical . my bet though is on Frankie." In the same post, Davidson also bemoaned missing out on the chance to appear alongside his favourites, Rylan and Frankie, saying, "It looks a fun show. Shame I missed it. Maybe next time." Davidson was replaced by former footballer Neil 'Razor' Ruddock.

A statement from Mr Davidson's solicitor after his arrest said: "Two women have made allegations in respect of Jim that date back approximately 25 years. "The complainants were then in their mid 20s. Jim vigorously denies the allegations. He has not been charged with any offence." 

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Esther Rantzen: "Operation Yewtree needs to change and change quickly"

Tags: Esther Rantzen - Jimmy Savile - Jim Davidson

While most celebrities stay clear of Operation Yewtree, such is its sensitive nature, and widespread reportage, Esther Rantzen has publically condemned it for "tainting" the reputations of those arrested

In an interview with the Sunday Post, Ms Rantzen said: "I personally believe Operation Yewtree needs to change and change quickly. Yewtree could make it harder than ever for victims of abuse to ask for help, or gain the justice they deserve." Rantzen also questioned the arrest of Jim Davidson, sayin, "Yewtree is about child abuse, isn't it? After all, it was set up as a direct result of the Savile revelations. The NSPCCC is supporting the Yewtree investigations because it is a charity dedicated to protecting children against abuse. When Yewtree swoops - and celebrity after celebrity has been targeted by them - we assume they've uncovered yet more sexual abuse of children. But it turns out that Jim Davidson has not been accused of abusing any children. He is defending himself against historic accusations brought by two women who were in their 20s at the time."

Jim Davidson is the latest person to be arrested under the investigation, but vehemently denies the claims. In a statement, Mr Brandman - his solicitor - said, according to The Evening Standard: "Two women have made allegations in respect of Jim that date back approximately 25 years. The complainants were then in their mid 20s. Jim vigorously denies the allegations. He answered police questions as fully as he was able after this passage of time. He has not been charged with any offence. Neither he nor I will be making any further comment."

Continue reading: Esther Rantzen: "Operation Yewtree needs to change and change quickly"

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