12 Facts About Jason Manford

1. In November 2008, Jason Manford became patron of Savebabies, a charity campaigning for newborn screening.

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2. In 2011, Jason Manford became one of the shareholders of the Chester-based comedy club The Laugh Inn.

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3. In July 2012, Jason Manford took over the role of Pirelli for a month in the London revival of musical Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre opposite Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

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4. In late 2013, Jason Manford starred in the plusnet adverts as well as the voiceover artist for Jet2.

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5. In March 2010, Jason Manford took part in Channel 4's Comedy Gala, a benefit show held in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, filmed live at the O2 Arena in London on 30 March.

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6. In 2016, Jason Manford joined Absolute Radio as their new Sunday morning show presenter.

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7. In July 2011, Jason Manford presented Show Me The Funny, a reality show on ITV involving 10 comedians in which one is voted off each week.

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8. In March 2010, Jason Manford was announced as host of a new comedy show called Comedy Rocks, featuring stand up comedians and musical performances.

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9. In August 2009 Jason Manford appeared for four episodes in Coronation Street, playing hoover salesman, Percy Nozzle.

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10. From June to November 2007, Jason Manford was Paramount Comedy's continuity announcer and writer.

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11. From June to November 2007, Jason Manford was on Ideal, where he had a small part as Jack, who had been dumped and cheated on by his girlfriend with 'little Darren', 'big Darren' and 'flu-strength Darren'.

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12. While working there, Jason Manford became interested in comedy after watching the likes of Peter Kay, Eddie Izzard and Johnny Vegas perform at the local comedy club.

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