A fired up Jim Davidson spoke of his dismay at being arrested in connection with the Jimmy Savile sex-abuse scandal this week. The former Generation Game host is accused of sexually molesting two women though vehemently denies that he has ever forced himself on anyone.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper following his release from custody, the controversial comedian said, "I've never forced myself on a girl in my life." Apprehended at Heathrow airport before a scheduled appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, Davidson was quizzed by police investing two incidents 25 years ago. However, the father of five angrily said, "It's not in my make-up to do what I've been accused of. If a girl wasn't interested I'd say, 'F*** it, all right then' and move on. I know at the end of this I will be completely exonerated. I have done nothing wrong." The 59-year-old - who won early acclaim for his comedy though has since courted notoriety for his distasteful jokes - insisted he once gave up his bed so a "drunk dancer" could sleep in safety. "I never laid a finger on her even though she was completely comatose and wouldn't have had a clue what was going on. That's what kind of bloke I am - I'm a gentleman." Nice to know Jim, nice to know.

Police probing claims of sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile say more than 600 women had come forward with information. Other celebrities arrested as part of Operation Yewtree include Freddie Starr, Dave Lee Travis and Max Clifford.