Jim Davidson will be moving to Hamble after putting his £1.85m home on the market.

The comedian and actor, known for hosting The Generation Game, made the announcement on his Youtube on Saturday.

Davidson, 69, shared the news at the beginning of his video.

He said: “I’ve got a busy weekend.

“This is my home; it won’t be in two weeks’ time as I’m moving out to a place called the Hamble.

“It’s actually called Hamble-le-Rice but we know it as the Hamble.

“It’s down near Southampton on the River Hamble which is going to be ok.

“A bit scary, but it’s ok. I’m going to throw myself into my work as they say."

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Davidson’s historic country home in Stockbridge is currently on the market for a whopping £1.85m.

Built in the early 19th century, it’s described as ‘a charming and picturesque’ property.

The impressive home was purchased in 2008 for £820,000 in Davidson’s wife Michelle Cotton’s name.

The sale follows Davidson announcing the pair’s divorce earlier this year.

The move comes after Davidson was handed a driving ban.

He appeared before Southampton Crown Court on May 26 after he was caught travelling at 36mph in the 30mph zone on Maybray King Way in Southampton, while behind the wheel of a Mercedes.

Davidson appealed his sentence and it was reduced to six months – but he was forced to leave his car outside court.

The comedian started his career on the London comedy circuit and his big break came in the seventies when he won New Faces.

The Jim Davidson Show followed from 1979 to 1982.

But Davidson is best known for hosting shows such as the Generation Game and Big Break in the nineties and he also won Big Brother in 2014.

An avid supporter of the armed forces, Davidson was awarded the OBE in the 2001 New Year Honours List for his services to charity.

In recent years he has faced some controversy, with jokes aimed at women, disabled people and minorities attracting criticism.