Jason Manford really doesn’t want any of his fans to think he would ever utter a bad word about late TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth.
The comedian, 37, took to Twitter on Saturday to clear up the “sinister” shoutout he gave the much-loved entertainer during his stand-up show the previous night.
“Loved doing my show at the London Palladium last night,” he began. “Gave a shoutout to Sir Brucie at the end but realised afterwards it might’ve sounded more sinister than it was meant.
“I said ‘and a huge round of applause for Sir Brucie, who’s down there now.’
“What I was referring to was that his ashes are under the Palladium stage, cos obviously Forsyth is very much UP in entertainment heaven somewhere.”
— Jason Manford (@JasonManford) March 9, 2019
But it appears no one actually thought it came across as “sinister” at all, with one fan simply replying: “Fab show!”
— wendy hicks (@wendy1972woo) 9 March 2019
Another said the TV icon wouldn’t have even taken offence, writing: “Brucie would have seen the funny side of it @JasonManford and will be laughing and smiling.”
Brucie would have seen the funny side of it @JasonManford and will be laughing and smiling. 🤣
— Colin Bright (@realcolinbright) 9 March 2019
The Strictly entertainer, who passed away in August 2017, had his ashes laid to rest under the stage at the London Palladium exactly a year after his death.
His plaque says he was “without question the UK’s greatest entertainer”.
It concludes: “He rests in peace within the sound of music, laughter and dancing… exactly where he would want to be.”
Jason has been performing Muddle Class, a tour about his confusion over the fact he’s no longer working-class but now middle class, since early last year.
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