GOOD MORNING BRITAIN saw comedian Jim Davidson drop a completely unexpected bombshell about the BBC banning a particular thing from his comedy routine today, and it left presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid taken-aback.
Comedians Jim and Bobby Davro appeared on Good Morning Britain today to discuss their new comedy special Care After Combat, which is taking place at the Apollo arena next week.
While discussing his new show, ITV presenter Piers Morgan was keen to query how the comedians coped in the age of political correctness.
As the conversation continued however, Jim suddenly dropped a massive bombshell revealing the BBC banned him from using a swear word.
What’s more, the 64-year-old star said in response to the question why Scottish comedian Billy Connolly could get away with the same language, there was barely a reason given.
Talking about his career, Jim shared: “You go on stage to get the laughs, you don’t go on stage to offend people.
“Some people go out to be offended and some people like to use what we say.”
“People look for offence,” Piers, 53, agreed, as Jim and Bobby claimed people will choose to be offended if they listen to and watch comedy shows.
“Well there are comedians that say a swear word too, yet you guys get more flack,” Piers noted, before saying people could argue they’re both offensive in “their own way”.
Jim then took the opportunity to share one story from his time with the BBC.
ITV Good Morning Britain: Jim Davidson has revealed the one thing BBC told him not to say (Image: itv)
“I remember we were talking about a swear word, and someone said, ‘Well Billy Connolly swears’,” Jim recalled.
“The producers at the BBC said [in response], ‘A Billy Connolly swear word is different to a Jim Davidson swear word, so there you go,” he added.
Piers and Susanna were silent for a second as the story sunk in, but English actor and comedian Bobby, 59, made light of the reveal.
“Maybe it’s the Scottish accent,” he joked.
“Do you feel though guys when you’re out on the road now, that most people don’t buy in to this PC stuff?” Piers asked. “That actually, most people still like a bit of a laugh. Don’t get mortally offended by it?
ITV Good Morning Britain: Jim Davidson and Bobby Davro are doing a comedy special together (Image: ITV)
“My sense is that Twitter get offended by it but the real world don’t get offended,” he mused.
“Yeah, well the people that come and see me don’t get offended, because they know what they’re gonna get,” Jim replied bluntly.
Laughing, Susanna, 47, declared: “They know what they’re turning up to!”
Jim and Bobby proceeded to make a joke about the previous debate on the show, which saw Piers debate with journalist Daisy Buchanan over US radio station’s choice to ban the song Baby it’s Cold Outside from their Christmas playlist.