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Manford attacks BBC Heroes coverage

Jason Manford has criticised the BBC for editing out comments he made at the Help For Heroes concert.

The comedian and co-host of The One Show said during his routine at the event that the Government was not looking after injured soldiers, who had to rely on charity when they returned home.

But when his comment was not aired on the BBC One coverage of the concert, Jason, 29, vented his fury on Twitter, writing: "Just watched my bit at the @HelpforHeroes gig. Can't believe some s**thouse edited out the bit about the Government. Free Speech my a**e".

Jason, who replaced Adrian Chiles on The One Show, later added: "I said it was disgusting that they sent soldiers out, they come back injured and then have to rely on charity... if I have an opinion then I'll share it. Not on The One Show but in my proper job as a comedian... I'm a comedian at an event with an opinion... I didn't say it on The One Show, I said it at a live comedy gig while doing stand up. Case closed. "

The funnyman, part of the line-up at the Help For Heroes gig at Twickenham rugby stadium, then apologised, saying: "Right I'm sorry I called someone I don't know a 's**thouse', but the rest of my tweets still stand."

A BBC spokesman told The Sun: "The Heroes concert was a five-hour event that we had to edit into a two-hour programme."

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