Jason Manford Reveals Paddy McGuinness Dropped Him from Stand-Up Tour for Being ‘Too Funny’, Talks New Tour & ITV’s Big Bash

McGuinness Drops Manford

Jason Manford reveals how Paddy McGuinness removed him as the support act for his stand-up tour because he was deemed ‘too funny’.

Despite being selected as McGuinness’s warm-up act for his debut tour in 2006, Manford was axed due to garnering too many laughs.

Manford’s Tour and Humorous Dilemma

Manford reminisces about being chosen for McGuinness’s tour, eagerly signing up for the opportunity.

However, after several successful performances, he received news of being replaced as the supporting act due to his act overshadowing McGuinness’s routine.

Humorous Insights and Contact with McGuinness

Although sacked, Manford harbors no ill feelings towards McGuinness.

He humorously mentioned contacting McGuinness when tickets for his own tour went on sale, jokingly offering his services as support.

Manford’s New Tour and ITV Appearance

Amidst his new tour announcement, “A Manford All Seasons,” Manford gears up for hosting The National Lottery’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash on ITV.

He anticipates the extravaganza to be a success, showcasing musical performances, aerialists, and more.

Future Prospects and TV Show Hopes

Discussing the axing of ITV talent series “Starstruck,” Manford hints at a potential return, indicating that the show’s status is on hold rather than permanently gone.

He acknowledges viewer feedback and potential format changes for future iterations.

Evolving Entertainment Preferences

Manford touches upon the changing landscape of entertainment, expressing how audiences are gravitating towards seeing everyday individuals rather than perennial celebrities, a trend evident in shows like “The Traitors.”

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