Jim Davidson ‘changes his mind’ on Celeb BB

5 comments - Posted on January 5 2013 at 11:03am

Jim Davidson

Comedian Jim Davidson will make an appearance in Celebrity Big Brother 2013 after all despite having been dropped from the launch line-up after his arrest, it has been reported.

The 59-year-old was due to enter the house on Thursday night, until he was detained by police working for Operation Yewtree, the investigation in to Jimmy Savile’s alleged underage sex abuse.

Davidson was later bailed to return for further questioning in March, as his solicitor stated that he staunchly denies the allegations against him, which are not directly connected to Savile.

Following discussions with Channel 5 bosses, it was decided that Davidson would not become a housemate, with Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock believed to have taken his place. One insider told The Mirror: “Everyone has agreed that it’s for the best.”

However, The Daily Star today claims that Davidson might yet join the show, after discussions with his legal team prompted him to change his mind.

A source commented: “Jim is still in shock but hasn’t done anything wrong and is determined to hold his head up high. He has vowed to clear his name.”

There are said to be no legal issues preventing him from taking part, but the paper did not suggest whether he would become a full-time housemate, or just appear as a guest.

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5 comments on this article

  1. mary tait says:
    Sat 05 Jan Reply !

    Oh i hope he goes in, he was one person i was looking forward to seeing in there.. :happy:

  2. Irene Pearson says:
    Sat 05 Jan Reply !

    That should be interesting!

  3. Brekkie says:
    Sat 05 Jan Reply !

    It would be a very bad move by C5 to allow him in with such an investigation hanging over his head, both for viewers but also for the man himself. It is not the environment to be in.

  4. kev says:
    Sat 05 Jan Reply !

    I believe it would be a very bad move to put him in now. The dynamic of the house is just right IMO and I don’t think he would add anything but negativity and crudeness to the house. It is true that his inclusion (especially at this time) would add some publicity to the show, but it would be very short-sighted of producers to be tempted by any potential rating gains as in the longterm this move could ruin the show.

  5. Susanne Mez Merryweather says:
    Sun 06 Jan Reply !

    @mary tait
    i agree too seems a nice fella

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