He’s hanging on. No one really wants Bruce on there, do they?â?he told The Sun. âBut they have him there so they can say, How dare you say weâre ageist? Moira Stewart is wrong! Look at Bruce â he needs ironing before the show!?
âThereâs a bit in my new play where someone says, âYou only watch Strictly Come Dancing to see if Bruce drops dead live on air. Miserable old bastard!â?
Davidson also believes that at 57, he is too old for primetime television. âWho wants to see me?â? he said. âIf youâre a controller of British TV on Saturday nights, youâve got to go for the 18-30 audience.â?
The BBC has been sensitive about accusations of ageism after the row about Julia Bradbury replacing Miriam OâReilly on Countryfile, and Moira Stewart getting the axe from BBC news. Of course, it could all be bitterness from Davidson about the way his TV career has gone.