Jim Davidson and Dan Wootton blast BBCs Desperation to be woke

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Comedian Jim Davidson was invited on to Dan Wootton Tonight to discuss how “woke” the BBC has become. Host Dan told GB News viewers Question of Sport has reportedly lost millions of viewers since its presenting shake-up last year. It is understood between four and five million viewers tuned into the sports quiz programme when Sue Barker hosted it, but audience numbers have dropped to an average of 850,000. 

Dan said Question of Sport has lost more than 4 million viewers after legendary presenter Sue was replaced by former Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness. 

He fumed: “The BBC is literally losing it, losing 4 million viewers because of this tragic desperation to be woke.”

Jim nodded and branded the matter “ridiculous” as he thought former tennis ace Sue was “quite good” at presenting Question of Sport. 

“I think Paddy McGuinness ticks all the wokey boxes as he’s quite nice and doesn’t have an opinion about anything,” he added. 

Jim then claimed: “You have got to remember the BBC gave me £1million to go away when I was doing The Generation Game and Big Break. 

“They said, ‘We don’t want another series, we have got a contract, you can have £1million and don’t tell anyone.'”

Dan, who appeared intrigued by Jim’s sensational claims, asked him why he no longer appeared on BBC programmes. 

The outspoken comedian bluntly replied: “Do you really need to ask that Dan? 

“I think someone new turned up and went, ‘What’s he doing here?! That Tory scumbag, get rid of him,’ and that was it.”

“They didn’t even have an excuse,” Jim alleged to the 39-year-old broadcaster. 

The BBC has been contacted for comment by Express.co.uk. 

Jim hosted The Generation Game between 1995 and 2002 and BBC One’s Big Break between 1991 and 2002. 

While Jim said he missed Sue from Question of Sport, he added: “Paddy is a nice guy, but smell the coffee and get a new job.” 

Paddy replaced longtime host Sue on Question of Sport last year, while Sam Quek and Ugo Monye replaced Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell as team captains. 

The debate divided GB News viewers who took to Twitter to air their thoughts on Jim’s comments. 

@MrFibbles penned: “Now that was great, well done having Jim on.” 

@TheEventGB said: “I thought Jim Davidson was excellent. And funny. Not something that can be said often about TV these days.” 

However, David Robinson said: “Could it be anything to do with not being funny anymore/ever?” (sic) 

Ricardo added: “If it’s merely ageism, why the ‘Tory scumbag’ comment? Seems just an excuse to rile viewers again.”

Dan Wootton Tonight airs weeknights at 9pm on GB News. 

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