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Jason Manford Was Just Rejected For A Job At Tesco, And His Response Is Hilarious

By Laura Rogan May 5, 2020

In true Jason Manford style, the comedian’s had some stuff to say…

Taking to Twitter to provide some much-needed comic relief this week, Salford-born comedian Jason Manford has revealed that he was recently declined for a job at Tesco, after creating a genuine application to help out delivery driving for the Alderley Road Wilmslow store.

Obviously joking, the comedian wrote: “Absolutely livid @tesco. I was only trying to do my bit. I hope the better person got and enjoys the job, I’ll be watching”, before continuing with an additional tweet which read: “I even signed it my cv off ‘previous experience: Comedian. So I know that it’s all in the delivery!’ Still nothing!”.

And while the whole ordeal, which has continued to unfold today, has given us all a few laughs, Manford has also admitted that the application was completely genuine, hoping to use his time helping the community while he’s not performing.

A statement by Manford on his Facebook page cleared up the situation, saying: “A few people thought I was taking the piss, being insensitive or making it up about my previous message about being turned down for a job as a Tesco driver.

“I applied 7 weeks ago when I thought, like everyone, it was basically wartime and it would require all hands on deck. ‘Curtains’ got cancelled on the 16th & I applied on the 21st fo quite a few jobs). I have since managed to fill my ‘spare time’ doing some volunteer driving (this is not ‘virtue signalling’, just defending myself!) and homeschooling 6 kids (and doing our little quizzes and kids’ comedy clubs!) and being made to clean my own house by my wife.

“At the same time I also don’t believe ‘we’re all this together’. I’m more aware than ever the differences in society & chatting to some of the people I’ve driven the last few weeks has only highlighted how hard the lockdown has been for people with less money and space. I feel extremely fortunate.

“Hope you’re all keeping safe and being kind to yourself and to others”.

[Featured image: BBC/Tesco PLC]

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