Jason Manford Responds To Someone Pretending To Be Him On Tinder

See, the thing about catfishing is, eventually you're going to have to meet them aren't you? Every time somebody explains the concept to me that's all I can think.

What the fuck is the plan once they suggest to meet up? What's the plan when they realise you're not who you're saying you are?

I mean I know there some twisted, fucked-up, and just down-right thick individuals out there - but I just don't see what the endgame is when it comes to pretending to be someone you're not on the internet.

What got me thinking about this is that someone's been pretending to Salford-born Jason Manford on Tinder and - not just that - the comedian decided to call out the would-be catfisher and wish him 'the best of luck'.

It came after a fan posted a screenshot of the Tinder profile on Manford's wall, saying: "Can't believe someone's using your photos on Tinder!! Says [your] 10km from me and I'm in Sunderland. Will, 37, and lover of Jaffa Cakes apparently."

Not one to turn down the opportunity for a spot of banter, Manford then shared the screenshot to his fan, adding the caption: "Best of luck Will of Sunderland! Careful using my face though, it's an absolute babe-magnet and in the wrong hands could prove fatal. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility."

Recently, Manford has been up to some hilarious stuff. Earlier this month he was on the The Graham Norton Show, where he told a story about how he was in a busy public cafe with one of his daughters.

She asked him one of those questions that all parents dread about sex.


Credit: BBC/The Graham Norton Show

"The other day I was at a cafe and in front of lots of other parents and their children my daughter said, 'What's an STD?'," the 35-year-old told the couch, which included Guy Ritchie, Billie Piper and Charlie Hunnam.

Trying to be a good dad, he answered it. God knows what he said to his daughter, but it turns out that she wasn't interested in learning about sexually transmitted diseases anyway.

He continued: "I stumbled over my words trying to find the right explanation when I asked why she wanted to know.

"She said, 'There is a sign over there that says coffee, large or STD'. It's always wise to ask why they want to know things before you start to explain."

Yikes.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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