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Jason Manford Offered Job By Iceland After Tesco Rejected His Application

Tom Wood


Jason Manford Offered Job By Iceland After Tesco Rejected His Application

Comedian Jason Manford has been offered a job at Iceland after he complained about getting his application for a job at Tesco rejected.

The 38-year-old TV star tried to get some temporary work as a delivery driver for Tesco, but then went online saying he was 'livid' when the supermarket chain turned him down.

Obviously, he was only messing about, he's not actually livid. He's a comedian, that's what he does.

But that doesn't mean his dream of working for one of the major UK supermarkets has completely fallen through, as Iceland has stepped up with an offer of its own.

Here's Jason in his usual role. Credit: PA
Here's Jason in his usual role. Credit: PA

Jason, who said that he was 'only trying to do his bit' to help out during the coronavirus pandemic, has received a tweet from Iceland, with the company offering not only a day's work as a trial shift, but also to donate money to the NHS in his name.

Iceland tweeted: "Our door is always open for you @JasonManford.

"Help us out for the day and we'll make a donation to the NHS in your name."


The frozen food specialist also included a cheeky dig at its rivals with the hashtag #everylittlehelps - which is, of course, Tesco's own slogan.

Iceland's managing director said: "Looking forward to welcoming @JasonManford to #TeamIceland."

Manford, who still seems up for the job, then replied: "Seeya on the Ice...land."

After receiving a generic rejection letter from Tesco - we all know the sort of things that those letters say, and they're basically all the same - Jason tweeted: "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."


Dunno mate, watching people while they're going about their job is a bit weird, especially at the minute.

Now, obviously, in these times of clapping for care workers and - rightly - applauding the efforts of key workers such as supermarket delivery drivers Jason has come under some fire from folks accusing him of trying to squeeze a cheap laugh by 'taking the p***' in applying in the first place.

However, he hit out at those accusations, writing: "A few people thought I was taking the p***, 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."

He then also admitted that he lives an 'extremely fortunate' life and hopes everyone keeps safe during this ongoing crisis.

However, he's obviously no Michael Condron. The Belfast-based Game of Thrones actor managed to pick up shifts driving a van for his local Asda supermarket, and things are going really well for him.


Let's hope they kept Jason's CV on record.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Weird

Tom Wood
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