Comedian Jim Davidson leaves fans fuming with last minute gig cancellation

Popular comic Jim Davidson has left fans enraged after quitting a scheduled gig in Southport minutes before he was to perform.

Jim, who's known for controversial, anti-PC humour, is alleged to have been put off by the size of the room in which he was to speak.

Set to perform at the Southport's Theatre at the Waterfront Floral Hall, Jim was touring his The People Fight Back Tour.

The theatre announced on its Facebook page less than an hour before the show got under way that it would not go ahead "due to unforeseen circumstances."

It added that full refunds would be given to the disappointed fans.

The post continued: "We are sincerely sorry for the show not going ahead and will be in touch to commence refunds tomorrow morning."


In the comments section, the venue added: "Unfortunately on Sunday night the Jim Davidson event was cancelled at very short notice.

"This was something that was completely out of our control and we can only apologise for this massive inconvenience.

A rep for the Waterfront told Metro.co.uk : "We can only say that it was out of our control. The venue was not responsible for the decision.

"However we are very sorry for any inconvenience it caused our audience and we thank them for their understanding."

Fans took to Twitter to express their outrage, with one writing: "Disgrace, from what we got told it wasn't an illness or accident which would be forgiven.

"Exact words from the lady at floral hall, 'Our staff will not allow him back in here', what does that say!!

"Day off work booked, hotel booked, meal booked, car parking booked.

"For an event to be cancelled 20 mins before he's due on. Absolute disgrace. Jim Davidson explain yourself????"

Another raged: "What about travelling expenses? And hotels booked for nothing?"

It's not the first time Jim's been surrounded by controversy.

He was involved in a race row after claims emerged that he had told a black train attendant that he wasn't "welcome in this country."

Jim slammed the claims and said that the worker was white, insisting: "I wasn't racist."

He has since said that he sarcastically said "welcome to our country" to the train attendant.

Mirror Online has contacted representatives of Jim Davidson for comment on the Stockport gig.

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