Jim Davidson slams Michael McIntyre
Jim Davidson has said some pretty rude things about Michael McIntyre in a new interview.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner and comedian apparently has some serious beef with younger comedians who don’t find him entertaining, and hopes that his new tour will put them in their place. Davidson is celebrating forty years in showbusiness.
Davidson told the Kent News: “It’s how I earn my money. It’s a long time to be in show business, and it’s a way to say to all these young c***s like [Michael] McIntyre and others who don’t think I’m funny but do think I’m a racist ‘look at what I’ve done, and all the things that I’ve done.”
He’s also not a fan of talent show mogul Simon Cowell, accusing him of using amateurs to boost his own status on shows such as X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
Davidson said: “Shows like The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent just make the judges like Simon Cowell look good. It’s about amateurs trying to be good at something.”
This is all despite the fact Davidson’s own big break came through television talent show New Faces in the 1970s, in which he placed second.
He continued: “New Faces wasn’t like that, it wasn’t about the judges. It was professional comedians trying to get work.”
Jim Davidson’s new tour ’40 Years On’ kicks off on January 18 in Swansea. He will also be appearing in King’s Lynn, Shrewsbury, Ipswich, Southend on Sea, Basingstoke, Stevenage, Dartford, Kettering, Lichfield, Newport and Cromer. Tickets are available now.