Coming to the Fringe... Jim Davidson? | Controversial comic plans Edinburgh show

Coming to the Fringe... Jim Davidson?

Controversial comic plans Edinburgh show

Jim Davidson plans to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

He says he is writing a book about his experiences of being accused of historic sex offences, which he also wants to perform as a live show.

Davidson said: 'The book will come out this year and I am also going to do it live at the Edinburgh Festival. I think it will be called No Further Action.'

Davidson recorded his 2007 DVD The Devil Rides Out at the Edinburgh Playhouse at the same time the Fringe was on, although he was not in the official programme.

The news comes as the comic's profile is set for another major boost with his own hour-long primetime documentary.

Channel 5 will be capitalising on his Celebrity Big Brother victory with a show that promises 'a frank and in depth insight in to the highs and lows of his personal and professional life'.

When Davidson won the reality show, much was made of his long-standing friendship with Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond. And in a commission that could benefit both sides, the broadcaster has rushed into production with the show Jim Davidson: At Least I'm Not Boring.

The Desmond-owned Daily Express has also been publicising the programme, sharing the revelation that Davidson was left heartbroken after being banned from the funeral of Lady Thatcher because of the Operation Yewtree investigation.

The cases were dropped when it was decided there was insufficient evidence against him. Davidson also said that one of the first people to call him after the news broke was UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who he'd never spoken to before.

The politician told him: 'Bloody good news, fantastic, marvellous, I never believed a bloody word of it, all the best’ and hung up.

Jim Davidson: At Least I'm Not Boring. airs on Monday at 9pm. Here is a trailer:

Published: 6 Feb 2014

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