Following comedian Jason Manford’s winning performance on the recent live final of Born To Shine and compere duties on Show Me The Funny he is now looking forward to performing in Blackpool with Fleetwood-born opera star Alfie Boe on his UK tour in December.
Alfie and Jason met each other earlier in the year, on the ITV1 series Comedy Rocks, when at the last minute Jason had to step in for Matt Lucas who had fallen ill, but was scheduled to duet with Alfie.
“It was an honour to perform with Alfie on Comedy Rocks earlier in the year and it certainly whet my appetite for singing opera,” said Jason. “Which is why it was brilliant that I got professional training for Born to Shine. Even though I’m used to performing to live audiences on tour every week, singing alongside Alfie, on his show will take the nerves to a whole new level.”
Jason Manford performs with Alfie Boe at Blackpool Opera House on December 17.