New One Show host Jason Manford made a public apology after a fan spoke out about the flirty messages she’d exchanged with the married comedian on social network site Twitter.

22-year-old Debra McNanee revealed in a tabloid newspaper interview this week how she’d exchanged a number of explicit messages with the TV host via the micro-blogging site, and that she’d also forwarded him three picture message of herself at his request.

Manford fan McNanee initiated the contact with the funny man, and admitted she was flattered when he replied to her message. The messages between the pair were harmless to start with, with Jason asking questions about Debra’s pet dog. After the initial friendly banter, the chat turned racy with the One Show presenter asking for picture messages of the fan.

The comedian, who is married with two young children and another baby due before the end of the year, has spoken out to apologise for his behaviour calling it “misjudged” before adding that he would like to “apologise to anyone that this has offended.”

McNanee from Wolverhampton, first contacted the 29-year-old presenter on October 22nd, the last message she received from the comic was on October 30th shortly after he finished a gig in Bradford.

Manford lives in Stockport with his wife of three years and two children. The Northern comedian is a big fan of Twitter and currently boasts 200,000 followers on the micro-blogging site.

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