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

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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.

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"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."

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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."

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