Jason Manford has ditched The One Show just four months after taking on the presenting role writes BBC News.

Manford said in a statement: ‘I have decided after careful consideration to step down from The One Show to concentrate on my family and tour commitments.’

Tabloid rumblings suggest that the move was in response to the star’s online flirtings with a fellow Twitter user to which Manford told The Sun the flirting had gone ‘too far’.

‘I can see now that what started out as a bit of messing about and having a laugh on Twitter has been misjudged and I’d like to apologise to anyone that this has offended as that was the last thing I ever intended to do,’ Manford said previously.

A BBC statement read: ‘We have got nothing to say except that we accept Jason’s decision.’

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