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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 13 December 1953Blackheath, London, England, UK
Birth NameJames Cameron Davidson

Mini Bio (1)

Jim Davidson was born on December 13, 1953 in Blackheath, London, England as James Cameron Davidson. He is an actor and writer, known for The Jim Davidson Show (1979), Jim Davidson: Uncovered and Uncensored - Live (2001) and The Generation Game (1971). He has been married to Michelle Cotton since September 18, 2009. He was previously married to Tracy Hilton, Alison Holloway, Julie Gullick and Sue Walpole.

Spouse (5)

Michelle Cotton (18 September 2009 - present)
Tracy Hilton (2 February 1990 - 2000) (divorced) (3 children)
Alison Holloway (19 February 1987 - 1988) (divorced)
Julie Gullick (23 July 1981 - 1986) (divorced) (1 child)
Sue Walpole (6 November 1971 - 1972) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Daughter, Sarah Walpole-Davidson, born 25th April, 1972 at 05.20 AM. Son, Cameron Gullick-Davidson, born 12th December 1982. He has three children with Tracy Hilton: Charlie (born 1990), Fred (1992) and Elsie (1993).
His humor has been condemned by some for being frequently racist, sexist and homophobic. He has responded by calling his critics "do-goody, leftie, white, socialist hybrids".
Jim is a supporter of the Conservative Party. He has addressed Party conferences and fiercely opposes any further British integration with the European Union, believing that the UK's sovereignty is in danger.
Is steadfast in his support of the armed forces of Britain, setting up The British Forces Foundation - of which he serves as Chairman - to provide concerts for the British troops. He has been in most battlefields as soon as possible to support and entertain them. Margaret Thatcher serves as president of the BFF, and the patron of his organisation is Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
Left the UK to live in Dubai.
Met his third wife, Alison, when he was appearing in pantomime in Bristol and she was a reporter for the local TV station, HTV West.
Declared bankrupt in July 2006.
Is a son to a Scottish father and an English mother.
A big fan of Emerson Lake and Palmer, he has used their music in his pantomimes and the band also recorded a new version of their song "Karn Evil 9: First Impression, Part 2" to be used as the theme of The Generation Game (1971).
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to entertainment.
He won series 13 of Celebrity Big Brother (2001).

Personal Quotes (8)

People who know me know I am not homophobic.
[on Jimmy Savile] A bloke who's a loner, dresses and acts like a nonce and thinks he is the most important person in the world. Hmmm. I knew... and didn't do anything. Mind you, I had no proof. To me he was just another pervert. There are lots of them in showbiz. There seems to be more gay ones than straight but that's because there are probably more gays in showbiz than most professions.
I have been rearrested, which means you turn up thinking the first two allegations are gonna be dropped and another fucking load of shit drops on you from 1978. I don't know what I was doing in 1978, I don't even know what wife I was with then.
I met Jimmy Savile, if he arrived you f*****d off, and now the git drops dead and Operation Yewtree decide to prove a point. They say 'we missed Jimmy Savile, now we're gonna arrest every other f****r that walks the planet'.
Wasn't The Rockford Files (1974) the greatest theme tune ever done in the '70s?
I believe in reincarnation so I've made my will out to myself.
The police never named me at all. The police never name anybody. It's the press, they think "Do we go with the fact that we know that it's a 58-year-old man that lives in Stockbridge along that road and here's his postcode and his phone number? Do we say that it's him?" Yeah, they do. They do that.
[on his politically correct critics] They haven't been to see me, for one thing, or they're judging me from what happened in the 1970s when Love Thy Neighbour (1972) was top of the charts.

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