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Jason Manford announces tour dates

Jason Manford has announced details of a new nationwide tour days after quitting The One Show over an internet sex scandal.

The 29-year-old from Salford resigned from the BBC One flagship show on Thursday after admitting he "flirted" with around a dozen women and "went over the line with a few".

The comic, who lasted just four months in the coveted presenting role, told The Sun he talked to girls on Skype - a live online video link - while on tour.

He told the newspaper: "There were 10 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 I thought, 'I shouldn't be saying that'.

"I went on Skype with a few girls. They also sent pictures on Twitter. It all happened on tour."

The new tour will see the stand-up comic play venues in cities including London, Liverpool and Belfast in October and November next year.

The married father-of-two, whose wife Catherine is pregnant with their third child, took over presenting The One Show from Adrian Chiles in July and was an avid user of Twitter with more than 200,000 followers.

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