John Virgo believes Big Break co-star Jim Davidson is a 'waste of a talent'

April 27, 2022
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John Virgo became a national star alongside Jim Davidson when they presented Big Break (Picture: Getty Images)

John Virgo feels it is understandable that his old pal Jim Davidson isn’t in the mainstream limelight anymore, but says it is a ‘waste of a talent’ as he is a ‘comic genius’.

Virgo and Davidson were huge stars in the ’90s thanks to their hit prime time snooker quiz show Big Break, which raked in millions of viewers on Saturday nights.

Davidson was one of the biggest names in comedy and British TV, but has since taken the path of raging against cancel culture, ‘woke’ people and choosing to spout right-wing views.

Virgo could not be further from Davidson on the political spectrum, so he can understand why his views have turned people off, but he feels it is a shame.

‘Jim is a comic genius and yet he can’t appear on television, because he has a black mark against his name,’ Virgo told The Telegraph. ‘It’s understandable. I just feel it’s a waste of a talent.’


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Jim Davidson is a ‘comic genius’ reckons John Virgo (Picture: Getty Images)

A fair illustration of Davidson’s place in the entertainment business in 2022 is his own streaming service, Ustreme, which he says offers people things that ‘we used to laugh at’ and can enjoy without being shamed by anyone.

‘My channel is something for the people I know, who want to laugh like they used to and it’s great,’ Davidson told GB News.

‘Year one we’ve had 10,000 subscribers through the door, we’ve signed up Jethro’s old stuff, Freddie Starr’s old stuff, all the things that we used to laugh at.

‘But you don’t have to laugh at them behind closed doors, you don’t have to say here I’ve got a little something under the counter for you my son, here’s Chubby Brown. No that’s all gone.’

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