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Jason Manford wins BBC for sitcom Scarborough but teases possible return

Jason Manford and Catherine Tyldesley led the cast of the BBC sitcom Scarborough, which aired just one series in 2019 – with it not being renewed since.

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Jason Manford was injured at the BBC for ruining the sitcom Scarborough, but has hinted it could return one day.

The show – created and written by Derren Litten, 51, who previously had success with Benidorm – aired just one series in 2019, not refreshing for a second.

The decision was quite controversial at the time, seen by some as “classic” as the series was seen as a “working class” sitcom for viewers. middle-age.

And now the cast of Manford, 40, – who stars on the show alongside Catherine Tyldesley, 38 – who stars on Coronation Street – has encouraged the prospect of a second series.







Jason Manford and Catherine Tyldesley lead the cast of the sitcom Scarborough
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“I still think it’s a bad decision,” he said. “Someone makes those decisions in an office somewhere.” However, the comedian teased: “Nothing ever dies [though]. “

Scarborough, which is broadcast on BBC One, follows a group of friends who regularly meet for karaoke at a pub in a seaside resort, located in North Yorkshire.

Other cast members on the show include Claire Sweeney, 50, and Jake Canuso, 52 – both of whom have appeared previously in the Litten creator Litten’s first sitcom Benidorm on ITV.







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Manford’s tease about the show’s future comes amid his return to tour after lockdown, with him opening up about this at the Randox Grand National Festival in Aintree.

He commented at the event: “It’s a joy. It’s lovely to be around people. We’re social creatures and need interaction. So it’s lovely to be out and about. stay with everyone.”

His latest tour – titled Like Me – will see him visit places like Blackpool, Dublin and Cardiff in the coming months – with him saying it “will be great” until now.







Manford says it’s been a ‘joy’ to perform again on stage after lockdown
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The comedian and actor says audiences have “really enjoyed” the performances lately, and it will take him to Dunstable and Cheltenham over the next few days.

Manford cautions fans of indie comics not to go overboard, saying: “You have to temper yourself a little. You can get caught up in thinking you’re funny.”

The tour – which includes the UK and Ireland – is scheduled to end in November, with some dates already being rescheduled from stages during the pandemic.

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