Comedian Jim Davidson joins Evander Holyfield and Only Way is Essex star in Celebrity Big Brother

Jim Davidson with Linda Nolan before entering the Big Brother house.

Jim Davidson with Linda Nolan before entering the Big Brother house.

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HAMPSHIRE comedian Jim Davidson faced up to former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield (below) as he entered the Celebrity Big Brother house last night.

Daily Echo:

The 60-year-old, who has a home in the village of Stockbridge, will be scrutinised by the watching eyes of thousands of viewers during his time in the famous house with a host of familiar faces.

His inclusion comes a year after he was forced to withdraw from the 2013 version of the show as he faced a number of allegations of historic sex offences. But the former Big Break and Generation Game host expressed his delight in December after he was told he would face no action over an alleged sex offence in the Falkland Islands in the 1980s.

In August officers from Scotland Yard told Davidson, who spent eight months on bail, he would face no further action in the UK following his arrest in relation to ten allegations.

He was first held in January by O p e r a t i o n Yewtree detectives, and rearrested in March after further allegations emerged.

Daily Echo:

The comedian, who appeared on Hell’s Kitchen in 2007, will be joined by Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke (above), who was brought up in Southampton.

The celebrity, who has already made a name for himself as a reality TV heavyweight, left the show last year.

He grew up in the city before moving to London aged 19 to work as a writer, then later a fashion editor for an independent Chelsea magazine.

Ollie visited WHSmith in Above Bar Street in April last year to unveil his autobiography Laid in Chelsea.

The Big Brother line up:

  •  Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.
  •  N-Dubz star Dappy,

 

  •  Luisa Zissman from The Apprentice.
  • Sam Faiers from The Only Way is Essex.
  • Journalist Liz Jones.
  •   Singer Lee Ryan.
  • Singer Linda Nolan,
  •  Entertainer Lionel Blair
  • Glamour model Casey Batchelor
  • US actress Jasmine Waltz

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9:21am Sat 4 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Two wonderful adverts for Hampshire, then.

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Two wonderful adverts for Hampshire, then. :((((((((((((((((((( (((((((((((((((( Santa Retfordia
  • Score: -2

10:00am Sat 4 Jan 14

jonnyx says...

shouldn't that headline read "comedian" Jim Davidson?
shouldn't that headline read "comedian" Jim Davidson? jonnyx
  • Score: 5

10:13am Sat 4 Jan 14

freefinker says...

.. how does it go? No smoke without fire.
.. how does it go? No smoke without fire. freefinker
  • Score: -4

10:17am Sat 4 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia says...

jonnyx wrote:
shouldn't that headline read "comedian" Jim Davidson?
There's a shorter word beginning with 'c' that would be more accurate.

Seriously, what is this paper's obsession with him? The man is a dinosaur who has been deservedly ostracised from the mainstream entertainment industry, but the Echo appears to be on a mission to bring him back. Why? Because he's 'local'? If Nick Griffin lived in Hampshire would the Echo stage a whip-round for him?
[quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: shouldn't that headline read "comedian" Jim Davidson?[/p][/quote]There's a shorter word beginning with 'c' that would be more accurate. Seriously, what is this paper's obsession with him? The man is a dinosaur who has been deservedly ostracised from the mainstream entertainment industry, but the Echo appears to be on a mission to bring him back. Why? Because he's 'local'? If Nick Griffin lived in Hampshire would the Echo stage a whip-round for him? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: -1

10:20am Sat 4 Jan 14

miltonarcher says...

I thought this was the news section. This is not news, only cretins would be interested in this rubbish.
I thought this was the news section. This is not news, only cretins would be interested in this rubbish. miltonarcher
  • Score: -1

10:23am Sat 4 Jan 14

in search of the truth says...

Davidson is not a comedian by any stretch of the imagination.
Davidson is not a comedian by any stretch of the imagination. in search of the truth
  • Score: -15

2:04pm Sat 4 Jan 14

cantthinkofone says...

Jim Davidson isn't under investigation by operation Yewtree at the moment.
Jim Davidson isn't under investigation by operation Yewtree at the moment. cantthinkofone
  • Score: 6

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