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Controversial comedian Jim Davidson returns to Cheltenham Town Hall as part of a new UK tour

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

By Jonathan Whiley

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Controversial comedian Jim Davidson will perform at Cheltenham Town Hall later this year as part of a new UK tour.

Fresh from winning Celebrity Big Brother, the 60-year-old will present a new routine which will relive a turbulent year.

No Further Action will see Jim tell the story of his arrest and the nightmare 12 months that followed, the clearing of his name and winning the heart of the nation all over again as a Big Brother champion.

“It was an interesting time," Jim said. "I had a rough ride for a while, but it’s great to be back on stage doing what I love, and the best way of dealing with a nightmare is to talk about it.

"I always seem to find the funny side of things...even this! And then, for a finale, along came Big Brother! Wait to you hear the inside stories on that!”

The former Generation Game and Big Break host certainly hasn't shied away from talking about his arrest as part of Operation Yewtree.

In an exclusive interview with the Echo last year, the comic broke his silence on the allegations, stating that he had 'nothing to hide'.

He's always denied the allegations and last year his name was cleared, enabling him to enter the Big Brother House.

His gig in Cheltenham last year was marked by his threats to 'punch' an Echo reporter following an interview with the paper to which he took exception.

Gary Nejrup, entertainment and business manager for Cheltenham Town Hall and Pittville Pump Room, said: "We are proud to offer a varied and vibrant programme of events that appeal to all tastes within the community.

"Having recently won Celebrity Big Brother and performing to an audience of almost 500 people at Cheltenham Town Hall last year, Jim Davidson proves to be a popular choice amongst audiences."

His 54-date UK tour starts on September 5 with a gig in Cheltenham on November 23.

Tickets go on sale next week.

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