Jason Manford offered new show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 November 2010
Jason Manford

Jason Manford

Jason Manford has been offered the role of fronting ITV show 'Comedy Rocks' just weeks after he sensationally quit 'The One Show'

Jason Manford could be fronting a new TV series just weeks after he quit 'The One Show'.

The married 29-year-old comedian - who sensationally quit the BBC One programme after confessing to exchanging saucy internet messages with a string of women - has reportedly been offered the job of hosting ITV show 'Comedy Rocks'.

After fronting a successful pilot for the series - which is a mixture of comedy and live music - earlier in the year, show bosses approached the funnyman to offer him a position on the Friday night show.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Jason's had a lot of embarrassing problems but he is a huge talent. It was right he quit 'The One Show' because it was family entertainment, but this is a bit naughtier.

"It's a much better fit for him."

The comic - who is expecting his third child with wife Catherine - recently admitted he was an "a***hole" for jeopardising his marriage and career.

He said: "If I was reading this about someone else, I'd think, 'What an a***hole. How can he look at himself in the mirror?' There were ten or 12 people flirting and then with a few it went over the line.

"We would start off flirty, then innuendo and then a bit saucy. There were moments when I thought, 'I shouldn't be saying that'."

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