Jim Davidson tells BBC to rehire him for The Generation Game
13 April 2018 - 1:00 PM

Jim Davidson tells BBC to rehire him for The Generation Game

Share article:

Jim Davidson has told the BBC to rehire him as the host of "The Generation Game".

The 64-year-old comedian - who presented the show from 1995 until 2002 - has told the broadcaster to sack Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who are currently hosting the reboot, and give him back the reins because they're not doing it "correctly."

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: "The BBC like to tick boxes. These ladies are nice as they checked several... female, gay, labour supporters. If they "The Generation Game" to be done correctly, they should call me."

This isn't the first time Jim has hit out at them as he previously slammed their "ad-lib" and said they'd never be able to fill the shoes of original host Sir Bruce Forsyth.

He said recently: "They're not right, they won't know how to ad-lib. They're not there to teach them how to bake a f***ing cake.

Isla St Clair blasts Generation Game reboot

Isla St Clair blasts Generation Game reboot

4 April 2018 - 12:00 PM

Isla St Clair blasts Generation Game reboot

"I don't know these women, I've never heard of them but you need someone that's going to be able to ad-lib and drive the show along.

"That's why Bruce was so good. He drove it along his way. He was the energy. You can't remember any of the people on it, all you remember is Bruce."

Mel and Sue's Generation Game gets Easter air date

Mel and Sue's Generation Game gets Easter air date

22 March 2018 - 8:00 AM

Mel and Sue's Generation Game gets Easter air date

Jim isn't the only one to hit out at the former "Great British Bake Off" presenters as Isla St Clair - who co-hosted the programme alongside Larry Grayson for four years from 1978 until 1981 - has branded the reboot "disappointingly lacklustre" and thinks the comedy duo failed to bring the excitement to screen, unlike previous presenters.

She said after the first episode aired two weeks ago: "The staging seemed rather cramped. Mel and Sue's presentation style, although competent and ¬pleasant, didn't have the drive and sparkle of previous hosts. I was surprised that the producers plumped for the old format with little new innovation, encompassing perhaps a computer-style game which would invariably flummox the oldies and amuse the younger generation. All in all, a degeneration game show."

Michelle Keegan wants to make Coronation Street casting team proud
22 April 2018

Michelle Keegan wants to make Coronation Street casting team proud

Michelle Keegan wants to make Coronation Street casting team proud
Paul O'Grady's dog dies
22 April 2018

Paul O'Grady's dog dies

Paul O'Grady's dog dies
Tamzin Outhwaite moves new man in
22 April 2018

Tamzin Outhwaite moves new man in

Tamzin Outhwaite moves new man in
Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo will always come back to Made In Chelsea
22 April 2018

Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo will always come back to Made In Chelsea

Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo will always come back to Made In Chelsea
Greg James' intense Sounds Like Friday Night prep
21 April 2018

Greg James' intense Sounds Like Friday Night prep

Greg James' intense Sounds Like Friday Night prep
Kevin Clifton rejected for Strictly Come Dancing twice
21 April 2018

Kevin Clifton rejected for Strictly Come Dancing twice

Kevin Clifton rejected for Strictly Come Dancing twice
Gleb Savchenko wants Strictly judging job
21 April 2018

Gleb Savchenko wants Strictly judging job

Gleb Savchenko wants Strictly judging job
Craig Revel Horwood: Strictly will be 'better' without Brendan Cole
21 April 2018

Craig Revel Horwood: Strictly will be 'better' without Brendan Cole

Craig Revel Horwood: Strictly will be 'better' without Brendan Cole
Sinitta eyes X Factor judging role
21 April 2018

Sinitta eyes X Factor judging role

Sinitta eyes X Factor judging role
Tommy Mallet wants normal life
20 April 2018

Tommy Mallet wants normal life

Tommy Mallet wants normal life
Pete Wicks to take a break from The Only Way is Essex?
20 April 2018

Pete Wicks to take a break from The Only Way is Essex?

Pete Wicks to take a break from The Only Way is Essex?
Scarlett Moffatt dumps 'lying' boyfriend
20 April 2018

Scarlett Moffatt dumps 'lying' boyfriend

Scarlett Moffatt dumps 'lying' boyfriend