Jason Manford driving OAPs to appointments in volunteer role

SOUTHWOLD, ENGLAND - JULY 20: Jason Manford performs on the comedy stage during Latitude Festival 2019 at Henham Park on July 20, 2019 in Southwold, England. (Photo by Carla Speight/Getty Images)
Jason Manford performs during Latitude Festival 2019 (Carla Speight/Getty Images)

Jason Manford is keeping busy despite being rejected by Tesco as he has got a job driving OAPs to their medical appointments.

The comedian was in the headlines this week after revealing that he had applied for a position at the supermarket chain to help out amid the coronavirus pandemic - but had been turned down.

But it turns out the star has been doing his bit anyway, by working as a volunteer driver for the elderly.

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Screengrab from Jason Manford Facebook
Screengrab from Jason Manford Facebook

Manford posted a video on Facebook showing him wearing his “Volunteer Driver” badge, as he told fans he was taking somebody named Dorothy to a podiatrist appointment.

A fan also shared a picture on social media of Manford in his volunteer role, tweeting: “When Jason Manford turns up to pick up your elderly neighbour for her appointment #hero."

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Earlier this week, Manford told how he had applied for a job at Tesco to play his part as many stores struggled to meet increased demand from shoppers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The supermarket said no as the vacancy was closed, but Manford’s efforts did not go unnoticed by other chains.

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Iceland offered him a job, tweeting: “Our door is always open for you.”

And Lidl suggested he take a look at their vacancies.

Referencing his role in the musical Curtains, Lidl tweeted: “Looks like it’s Curtains on your @Tesco career, Jason.

“Time to take A Different Stage, a Lidl stage.”