Controversial comedian Jim Davidson launched a foul-mouthed attack on The Dome - while performing at the venue.
The 60-year-old stand-up star allegedly described the venue as “a f***** dump s***hole that should be burnt to the ground” during a date at the venue as part of his nationwide No Further Action tour in Doncaster last Saturday night.
The star, who was arrested as part of the Operation Yewtree investigation into historic sex offences before charges against him were dropped, also used the show to attack a host of television celebrities including veteran performer Sir Bruce Forsyth.
But while he later withdrew his comments on Forsyth, he stood by his remarks about The Dome and took to his website to deliver his hatred of the venue.
He wrote: “Oh by the way, the Doncaster Dome is disgraceful - ask anyone who went. The people of Donny deserve better. Shame on the council…but blame me eh …shame on you.”
He is also said to have called the venue “derelict and dirty” on stage.
He then took to Twitter and wrote: “Right lets get this straight. The Dome in Doncaster is a shambles, derelict and badly run. Fact. The people, who deserve more are brilliant. The staff are great and do their best.The council will blame everyone..ME rather than accept facts. Ask anyone who was there. shameful.”
The comedian, who has never been far from controversy during his career, has appeared at The Dome on a number of occasions down the years.
Chris Hone, head of commercial development at Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, who manage the Dome said: “This month the Dome is celebrating its 25th anniversary and during the past 25 years we have welcomed a number of big names in music and comedy to the venue.
“We always work closely with the performers to ensure that they are happy and are able to deliver their show to the dedicated fans who have paid to come and see them.
“We apologise to any customers who were offended by the disparaging tweets about the venue by the act who performed earlier this month.
“A number of issues were raised by the act with a member of the team, who then went about addressing everything within his power to ensure that the visiting comedian was happy and that visitors to the Dome had a good experience.
“The Dome is a popular venue on the music and comedy scene and we will continue to work with promoters to ensure that a good variety of quality events put the town on their tour dates.”
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