Jason Manford returns to BBC following sex scandal
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 May 2014
Comic Jason Manford - who resigned from 'The One Show' following an internet sex scandal in 2010 - will return to the BBC to present 'A Question of Sport: Super Saturday'
Jason Manford is returning to the BBC four years after he resigned from 'The One Show' following an internet sex scandal.
The 32-year-old comedian - who confessed to exchanging a string of sexually explicit texts and photos with women he met online during his marriage to his ex-wife Catherine - has signed up to host a spin-off of sports-themed quiz show, 'A Question of Sport'.
The father-of-three will be joined by team captains, former rugby union star Matt Dawson and ex-cricketer Phill Tufnell, on 'A Question of Sport: Super Saturday', which will be a companion to the Sue Barker-fronted original series.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Jason has been a naughty boy in the past, but he's still a great TV presenter and everyone deserves a second chance.
"The show should be a huge success. He has great chemistry with Matt and Phil, which has been proved when he's been a guest on the show."
The new programme will have a similar format to Sky One's quiz show 'A League of Their Own', requiring celebrity guests to complete a number of sport-orientated challenges.
A BBC spokesperson said: "'Super Saturday' is a brand new entertainment show to coincide with the World Cup England matches. It is packed full of fun, surprises, stunts and must-see challenges.
"Show regulars Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell will be joined by celebrity guests as they go head-to-head to see who will b crowned Super Saturday supremo."
Jason will film the pilot of 'A Question of Sport: Super' next month, with the programme set to air during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.