Entertainer Jim Davidson has said he asked the Inland Revenue to declare him bankrupt after losing his temper with a female tax inspector over his bill.
Jim Davidson: "I can't really understand women"
The tax service said it was prepared to declare the four-times married performer penniless after he had a row with them.
He told The Radio Times: "I saw a female taxman and I can't really understand women, even after all my experience. They drive me mad.
"They're a different species. Within 10 minutes I told her to shove her bills where the squirrel keeps his nuts and make me bankrupt.
"She said: 'OK, we will'."
But Davidson, whose income has dropped sharply since he left BBC One's The Generation Game last year, was let off after he apologised.
He claimed to spend £10,000 a week on back taxes, commission to agents, maintenance and school fees before he spends anything on himself.
"My problem is money - I used to earn five times as much as I do now, but I still pay the same maintenance, school fees and commission to agents," he told the magazine.
As well as his other outgoings, he has a £2.2m mortgage and he lost £700,000 on a production of Dick Whittington which his company had staged. He has since sold the firm.