Comedian Jim Davidson slammed after rant following Cromer Pier gig | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News

PUBLISHED: 11:17 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 13 February 2018

Jim Davidson has annoyed people in Cromer after Facebook rant. Picture: Archant Library

Jim Davidson has irritated folks in Cromer after Facebook rant. Picture: Archant Library


Comedian Jim Davidson has risked the wrath of individuals in Cromer after a Facebook rant following his performances on the city’s pier final weekend.

It is the most recent in a protracted collection of controversies the TV star has been concerned in through the years, together with a properly publicised spat with Norwich’s Theatre Royal and a love/hate relationship with Great Yarmouth.

On this event Mr Davidson appeared at Cromer Pier on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The livid spat with bar workers on the pier is believed to have began after he claimed they banned him from taking a drink on stage.

He has since been slammed by fuming locals and workers after complaining concerning the gig, the place he’s believed to have been paid £15,000 for a present.

Davidson wrote on Facebook after the present: “Well thats it. Gail power eight on Cromer pier. Theatre freezing and a nasty perspective barman. Do I would like this? “Welcome to hell.

“Bar woman wouldn’t let me take my glass onstage. You sort of know when you are not wanted. Why do staff have agendas?”

He later added: “Great little gig. Well meaning stage crew. Good audience ruined by bad attitude woman staff member.”

But Davidson was slammed for sexism on social media by Terri Gammon, who wrote: “Did it make you are feeling massive to talk to her the way in which you probably did?

“Manners cost nothing, 21st century women are just as equal to men, even if that equal is a disgusting sexist pig like you.”

Other locals then got here ahead to complain concerning the comic’s perspective – with one claiming he requested to talk to a male supervisor as a result of “women don’t like me”.

The comic apparently kicked off after the manageress advised him he couldn’t take his drink on the stage so his first a part of the present concerned making enjoyable of her and bar workers.

Christian Swift, 44, of Cromer, stated the comic arrived with a nasty perspective, and added: “He inspired folks within the viewers to ask for his or her drinks at half-time to be served in glasses and was egging all people to deliver a glass again to the theatre.

“After half-time all the customers came out and started having a go at the bar staff because Jim Davidson had egged them on to do it.”

The comic rose to eminence on the again of what would now be deemed unacceptable humour within the more-forgiving 1970s, and his cheeky chappy persona and unabashed patriotism made him a big-name entertainer through the 1980s.

His love/hate relationship with Yarmouth reached all-time low in 2003, describing the city as “full of overweight people in flip flops and fat children of all colours and no class”.

He declared he would by no means return to the city, the place he used to personal the Wellington Pier. But the ex-Big Break star has since returned for performances, together with fundraisers in support of the Caister lifeboat.

And in 2011 he stated that he didn’t play at Norwich’s Theatre Royal as a result of theatre bosses had successfully banned him after claiming he was impolite to workers when he appeared seven years earlier than.

Mr Davidson was unavailable for remark.

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