Jim Davidson – a life in photos
JIM Davidson OBE is the TV talent show comic who became a Freemason, panto star, Tory supporter, BBC TV presenter and embroiled in Operation Yewtree:
Comedian Jim Davidson holding a pint of bitter in the White Hart pub while campaigning for the Conservative Party with local Tory candidate Richard Benyon (left) in Thatcham near Newbury. * Mr Davidson said he wanted to save the country from a European "dictatorship," and criticised singer Geri Halliwell, accusing her of backing Labour before an election broadcast in an effort to promote her new album. He said the former Spice Girl had performed an incredible political U-turn after previously supporting ex-Tory leader Baroness Thatcher.