Controversial comedian Jim Davidson has shared a message with the people of Evesham ahead of his return to the town.

Davidson will bring his new show to the Town Hall next year despite previous attempts to ‘cancel’ him.

Now, Davidson has shared a message for Evesham residents as he prepares to return once more for two back-to-back performances.

He said: “Hello everybody, now it’s time for my double shift down in Evesham.

“It is tradition that no matter what people say we put on a fantastic show, me and the producers down there.

“Evesham Town Hall, it’s at 5pm and 8pm (on February 19).

“If you want to come to both shows, please do. You can sleep through the second one, I will. I will be that tired.

“But we will have a fantastic evening. See you there.”

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Ahead of Davidson’s performance back in March of this year, the town clerk put a motion on a council meeting agenda to discuss the suitability of his act, due to the perceived racist and sexist nature of his material.

However, councillors labelled the debate “nonsense” and his show ultimately went ahead without any disruption.

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Speaking after the show, Davidson said: “You have these unelected officials, like the council clerk in Evesham, who attempt to get you cancelled because they don’t like you.

“It’s simple isn’t it really; if you don’t like me then don’t buy a ticket. But don’t tell people what they can and can’t watch.”

He added: “I sold out so obviously people still want to see me. We had a bloody good laugh and raised a lot of money for the lads and ladies at Caister Lifeboat, who do fantastic work saving lives at sea.

“That’s not mentioning the fact those ticket sales go towards the town hall itself, so you’d think whoever this clerk is that they’ll be happy with that, whether they like me or not.

“And there’s no hard feelings. Everyone’s allowed an opinion. And I’ll get them a complimentary ticket to see me before I sell out next time I’m here.”

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The then town clerk, Francesca Pridding, responded: She said: “I think it’s unfortunate that so many people including Mr Davidson and the media don’t understand how local government works.

“My job is literally the opposite of ‘cancelling’ someone, my job is to make sure that all sides of a debate are considered; it’s important that local people know what their elected representatives consider important and understand their values.

“I am pleased to hear that the event successfully raised funds for charity, perhaps the council’s discussion contributed to the increased publicity.”