Jim Davidson won't do TV presenting

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 February 2014

This article is from 2014.

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson says he won't host any more TV shows and doesn't think he could compete with younger presenters like Ant and Dec

Jim Davidson has no interest in returning to TV.

The 60-year-old comic - who recently won 'Celebrity Big Brother' - insists he has reached his "shelf life" for television presenting and doesn't want to return as he doesn't think he could compete with younger stars like Ant and Dec.

Asked where he wants to go following his 'CBB' win, he said: "Nowhere. Going back on TV was never something I wanted to do. I've done 'The Generation Game' and 'Big Break' and earned a million quid a year, but realistically everyone has a shelf life.

"When I think I'm as attractive or as good as Ant and Dec, then I'll be after their job, but really it's time to move on.

"No disrespect to Bruce Forsyth, you don't hang on in there. Cab drivers say to me, 'Why aren't you on TV? We're fed up of all those "8 Out of 10 Cats" shows.' TV companies seem to forget about people aged 40 and older."

Jim is still "shell-shocked" by his experiences in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house as things weren't always comfortable.

He told Britain's OK! magazine: "I'm a bit shell-shocked by it all. All the bad food and bad wine and no sleep. I wish I hadn't done it."