Jim Davidson On Celebrity Big Brother: "Shame I missed it"
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."
Esther Rantzen criticised Operation Yewtree today in The Sunday Post, saying (of Davidson), "He is of course innocent unless he is proved guilty, and he vigorously denies the accusations. But the danger is that he's now tainted, and will be forever." Rantzen - the founder of Childline, claims Yewtree it is no longer focused on child abuse.