Jack Whitehall was the first celebrity to have his Nando’s black card taken off him
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Jack Whitehall has revealed why he had his Nando's Black Card taken away from him.
Many of us will never reach anywhere near the celebrity status required to get our hands on one, but if you do end up with one in your clutches, hold on tight and be warned, because it can be taken back by the chain.
Jack Whitehall came so close, yet oh so far, from eating a hell of a lot of Nando's free for a whole year, but he certainly made the most of it while it lasted.
Whitehall has made no secret of his love for Nando's - the chicken chain having featured in some of his stand-up shows.
The 34-year-old also mentioned the restaurant in a 2014 interview with Time Out, noting he's a 'big fan'.
He said: "Did you see the thing with the Manchester United footballer Adnan Januzaj? There was a kiss-and-tell story and she was complaining that he had taken her to Nando’s, which I thought was grossly unfair.
"Just because he’s a millionaire footballer doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy piri-piri chicken. Good on the young lad!"
Whitehall - who spent time in Manchester when studying at university - explained how he used to go to the Nando's in Fallowfield, south Manchester 'every day for six months' when he first got the Black Card.
He told Matt White from Manchester's Finest: "You could get four complimentary meals on it and I'd take all my mates [...] daily.
"And then I became the first person that they took the Nando's black card back off because I'd abused it.
"It wasn't within the spirit of the offer."
If Whitehall's use of the card wasn't 'in the spirit of the offer,' then how do you go about using a Nando's Black Card without risking it being taken back by the chain?
Officially known as the High Five Card, it offers unlimited amounts of free meals to its owner for one year.
"As a valued friend of Nando's, the person named on this card is entitled to one starter, one combo meal, one dessert and one soft drink - along with up to four friends. Sorry no free alcoholic drinks," the card reads.
Well, Whitehall was definitely along the right lines, alas, the chain probably wasn't expecting his daily dedication to eating as much chicken as humanly possible.
Now we all know how to use and not abuse the Nando's Black Card thanks to Whitehall, how do we go about getting one?
As per Nando's website: "We can tell you for certain is that no-one who's requested a card, no matter how politely, has ever received one. Asking for one is simply the biggest taboo - a definite no no."
So, I guess all we can really do is just sit tight, keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. May the odds be ever in your favour.