Jason Manford surprises nan with a copy of his album

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  • Jason Manford has recorded his first music album - a collection of show tunes
  • The 36-year-old sought inspiration from his childhood and dedicated album to nan
  • He surprised the 93-year-old with her own copy of the album - and made her cry
  • But the comedian had to stop at a Tesco to buy a CD as he had left his at home 
  • Manford recorded his adventures on Facebook for his 1.3 million followers 

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Published: 09:33 EDT, 12 October 2017 | Updated: 09:33 EDT, 12 October 2017

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Comedian Jason Manford surprised his 93-year-old nan with a copy of his first music album, which he had to buy at Tesco after leaving his version at home.

In his first foray into music, the 36-year-old has recorded a series of show tunes from well known musicals and artists for his first studio album A Different Stage.

After showing his grandmother the dedication he wrote to her on the inside of the cover and playing her favourite song, he reduced the pensioner to tears.

'That's why I make music,' he quipped. 'To make older ladies cry.'

The two clips, which he posted on Facebook for his 1.3 million Facebook followers four days ago have now been viewed more than 240,000 times.

Comedian Jason Manford surprised his 93-year-old nan with a copy of his first music album, which he had to buy at Tesco after leaving his version at home
Comedian Jason Manford surprised his 93-year-old nan with a copy of his first music album, which he had to buy at Tesco after leaving his version at home

Comedian Jason Manford surprised his 93-year-old nan with a copy of his first music album, which he had to buy at Tesco after leaving his version at home

After showing his grandmother the dedication he wrote to her on the inside of the cover and playing her favourite song, he reduced the pensioner to tears
After showing his grandmother the dedication he wrote to her on the inside of the cover and playing her favourite song, he reduced the pensioner to tears

After showing his grandmother the dedication he wrote to her on the inside of the cover and playing her favourite song, he reduced the pensioner to tears

Filming the encounter on his phone, Manford initially appears sitting behind the wheel of his car, looking perplexed as he works out he has left a copy of the album meant for his nan at home.

He then saunters into Tesco to pick up a copy of A Different Stage before the cashier recognises him as the man on the cover.

In a somewhat damning comment, she says: 'If my mother was still alive, she'd probably like that.'

Manford then goes to his grandmother's house where she is watching the ITV show he presents - Bigheads - at full volume.

Turning down the TV, he gives the album to his nan and shows her the inscription he wrote to her.

He reads out: 'Finally to my grandad and nana Manford - Charlie and Leah - who every Sunday at their house would play so many old songs and tunes from musicals that they became ingrained in my own musical taste to this day.

Filming the encounter on his phone, Manford initially looks perplexed as he works out he has left a copy of the album meant for his nan at home. He then saunters into Tesco to pick up a copy of A Different Stage before the cashier recognises him as the man on the cover

Manford presented the CD to his grandmother, joking that she was the only person he knew who had a CD player, before reading her the inscription. When he arrived at her home, she was watching his show Bigheads 
Manford presented the CD to his grandmother, joking that she was the only person he knew who had a CD player, before reading her the inscription. When he arrived at her home, she was watching his show Bigheads 

Manford presented the CD to his grandmother, joking that she was the only person he knew who had a CD player, before reading her the inscription. When he arrived at her home, she was watching his show Bigheads 

Manford, who released his album this week and is competing with fellow Mancunian Liam Gallagher in the charts, is currently on tour around the UK with his show Work in Progress
Manford, who released his album this week and is competing with fellow Mancunian Liam Gallagher in the charts, is currently on tour around the UK with his show Work in Progress

Manford, who released his album this week and is competing with fellow Mancunian Liam Gallagher in the charts, is currently on tour around the UK with his show Work in Progress

'This record is for them, especially you Nana who at 92 years old has finally got her way and can hopefully spend many more Sunday afternoons to come listening to her favourite grandson's records.'

She then interrupts him to correct her age, adding: 'I'm 93, going to be 94!'

He then jokes that he has brought her the CD as she is the only person he knows who still has a CD player. 

Manford then plays his version of It's Impossible by Perry Como to her, singing along, as she listens to the music, joining in at the end.

As she clutches a paper tissue as adds: 'You have a tear there.'

Manford, who released his album this week and is competing with fellow Mancunian Liam Gallagher in the charts, is currently on tour around the UK with his show Work in Progress.

 

 

 

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