Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Jason Manford Exclusive Life Story Interview…..
Alex has know Jason Manford for over 10 years since he started touring the clubs in the North.
In recent years Jason has been caught up endless ‘Sexting’ scandals resulting in the announcement of his divorce in May 2013 from his wife and mother to his twin boys and daughter.
In 2014 Jason launched his own brand of comedy club. In 2015 he had his 5th child.
Jason is one of the big Stars of comedy having shot to fame on ‘8 out of 10 cats’ and ‘The One Show’. He’s even Starred in the West End.
Hear the ‘real’ Manford in an exclusive interview from the beginning of his career at the Derby Assembly Rooms.
Search ‘Manford’ for Belfield’s other interviews with JM.
Manford was born in Salford, Greater Manchester. He grew up in a terraced house in what is known as the “Triangle of Death” area of Manchester notorious for its gang activity and high crime rate.
He has three younger brothers: Stephen, Colin and Niall, and a younger sister, Danielle.
When Manford was seventeen he got a job as a glass collector at a local pub. While working there he became interested in comedy after watching the likes of Peter Kay, Eddie Izzard and Johnny Vegas perform at the local comedy club.
Kay recommended him to do the Higher National Diploma in media and performance at the University of Salford.
Despite not having the required A Level grades he was accepted into the programme and eventually upgraded to a full degree.
His brother Colin has followed him into comedy and is also a University of Salford graduate.
Recorded 2006 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.