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Jim Davidson Is Always 59: The Media Licked Its Lips When The Celebrity ‘Savile’ Cops Swooped

by | 5th, January 2014

Presenter Emma Willis speaks to Linda Nolan and Jim Davidson as they are handcuffed together before entering the Celebrity Big Brother House, Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire.

“TV Jim” is Jim Davidson, who when flying back to appear on Celebrity Big Brother was arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of abusing a young woman decades previously. The Celebrity Police Force swooped, nicking Davidson in full view in a public place. He wasn’t flying out of the country; he was flying in. He’d have headed to his Hampshire home. Why didn’t the police arrest him there? Are the police now our moral vigilantes ?

Do the police only nick the ugly ones ?

It turned out he had no case to answer . The matter was dropped. So. Here’s Jim to talk about his “sex arrest agony”

Every minute I thought I would  end up going to jail
I feared cops were out to convict me but  I was not going to be Savile’s scapegoat

Back in January, the Sun  led with: “JIM: I’M NO JIMMY.” That’s Jimmy Savile, formerly Sir Jimmy Savile, now a man covered in lots of lots of dirt.

It was Davidson who had written of Savile on his  blog :

Who’s next to be the victim of a media feeding frenzy? I have the answer to that. But, like Jimmy Savile, it’s only rumours. But when these ­rumours come out… WOW!”


“As odd as he was, Savile can’t defend himself. The bloke’s dead for God’s sake. Let’s move on.”

It’s all horrible, isn’t it. The two women make a claim. The police investigate. They arrest Davidson in a staged sideshow. But he’s not charged with any crime. We should have faith in the investigation. But instead we are invited to play armchair detective:

…he angrily told a friend: “It’s not in my make-up to do what I’ve been accused of. If a girl wasn’t interested I’d say, ‘F*** it, all right then’ and move on. I know at the end of this I will be completely exonerated. I have done nothing wrong.”

Jim told the anonymous source :

“I can’t remember last week — let alone 25 years ago. But I know this much, I have never, ever taken advantage, or anything else like that, of a woman. There was one occasion during a pantomime when a really beautiful dancer got completely rat-a**** during a cast night out. She was very, very drunk and I didn’t want her to go home in a cab on her own late at night in that state. I gave up my bed in my hotel suite and stayed the night on the floor of the living room. I never laid a finger on her even though she was completely comatose and wouldn’t have had a clue what was going on. That’s what kind of bloke I am — I’m a gentleman.”

Could this be the same Gentleman Jim Davidson whose ex-wife Alison Holloway  alleged  in  The People  in 2001:

“His behaviour is so unhinged I was terrified of him most of the time. He could change from Prince Charming to being a monster in an instant…

“One of his favourite ways of man-handling me was to get me in a vice-like grip by grabbing both my shoulders and yelling in my face.”Another one was to yank me by

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