Jim Davidson OBE
After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut!)
Jim Davidson had his first taste of entertaining at the age of 12 when he was chosen to appear in Ralph Reader's Gang Show at the Golders Green Hippodrome,telling gags and doing impressions.
But a year later he became disillusioned with showbusiness after failing the audition for the part of the Artful Dodger in the movie Oliver.
He found his way back to the stage when he went along to a pub in Woolwich where the regular stand-up hadn't turned up. Persuaded by his friends, he ended up on stage - the start of a career in London's pubs and clubs.
His 1976 New Faces win propelled him to TV, followed by his own show and a couple of sitcoms before becoming a game show host with Big Break and The Generation Game.
In 1997 Jim Davidson was named Show Business Personality of the Year by the Variety Club of Great Britain
Jim is a ardent supporter of British troops, and frequently travels abroad to entertain them. He made four visits to the Falkland Islands and in 1999 he travelled twice to Macedonia, In the same year he launched the British Forces Foundation charity.
He is also a theatre producer, backing such West End hits Buddy and Great Balls of Fire, as well as a number of pantomimes throughout the UK.
His better known television credits include BBC's The Generation Game which he hosted for seven years and BBC's long running, hilarious snooker competition Big Break which he co hosted with John Virgo
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