Jim Davidson: I was 'depressed' in CBB

Jim Davidson has admitted he got "really depressed" in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house and insists he would've quit the programme if it wasn't for N-Dubz rapper Dappy

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This article is from 2014.

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Jim Davidson got "really depressed" in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house.

The 61-year-old comedian won the 13th series of the star-studded reality TV show earlier this year despite clashing with Linda Nolan on several occasions, and the star admitted he would've quit the programme if it hadn't become such good friends with N-Dubz rapper Dappy Contostavlos.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I didn't think I was going to win, I didn't think I was even going to come close.

"I didn't think I would win especially when the arguments with Linda were kicking off and I got really depressed.

"I did think, 'What am I doing here with all these bloody people?' If it wasn't for Dappy I would've climbed over the wall. I loved him Dappy, great guy."

Since his success on the show, Jim has met up with Dappy a number of times and the 27-year-old star - who was given a suspended jail term at Guildford Crown Court last month for a nightclub assault - even invites the former 'Big Break' host up on stage with him at his gigs.

Jim quipped: "I'm on standby for all his court appearances and all his gigs."

He then added: "I went to one of his gigs and got up on stage with him, it was fantastic. All these young kids rapping, great band. Really, really good band.

"He's brilliant, much, much better than people think. Really great performer."

'Jim Davidson Back and Live' is out to own on DVD now.

This article is from 2014.

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