Jason Manford announces UK tour days after quitting TV

23/11/10

Jason Manford

Comedian Jason Manford has announced details of a new stand-up tour days after quitting The One Show.

The 29-year-old resigned from the BBC One programme after admitting he "flirted" with around a dozen women and "went over the line with a few".

The comic, who co-presented the show for four months, told The Sun he talked to the girls on Skype and Twitter.

The comedian will play venues in cities including London, Liverpool and Belfast in October and November next year.

The married father-of-two, whose wife Catherine is pregnant with their third child, took over presenting The One Show from Adrian Chiles in July and had 200,000 followers on Twitter.

In a statement last week he said: "I have decided after careful consideration to step down from The One Show to concentrate on my family and tour commitments.

"I can see now that what started out as a bit of messing about and having a laugh on Twitter has been misjudged.

"I'd like to apologise to anyone that this has offended as that was the last thing I ever intended to do."