Jim Davidson will not face any action over alleged sexual offences, the CPS has said.
The former Herald Express columnist, who is due to appear at the Princess Theatre in Torquay this evening, was said to be 'pleased' with the news. He called into the Princess Theatre last night for drinks with the management team, although has not spoken publicly about the matter.
The CPS said it had considered 10 allegations against Mr Davidson but there was 'insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in relation to all complaints'.
His solicitor, Henri Brandman, said: ""My client Jim Davidson was, of course, arrested a number of months ago in respect of allegations of a historical sexual nature.
"He is pleased to have received news today that there will be no further action relating to the allegations."
The comedian has a long standing relationship with Torquay, and his boat used to be based in Torquay harbour.
He launched his play Stand Up And Be Counted at the Princess Theatre in 2011. He wrote a column for the Herald Express in the run up to the show.
He will appear on stage at 7.30pm tonight.