Jason Manford has sold off his property portfolio to help pay off his 2017 divorce from his ex-wife Catherine. The comedian, 38, has reportedly made £3million after selling off his properties – based largely in Greater Manchester. It has been claimed that Mr Manford has been freeing up his assets to ‘settle the bill for
Jason Manford has sold off his property portfolio to help pay off his 2017 divorce from his ex-wife Catherine.
The comedian, 38, has reportedly made £3million after selling off his properties – based largely in Greater Manchester.
It has been claimed that Mr Manford has been freeing up his assets to ‘settle the bill for his 2017 legal split from his first wife’.
Mr Manford built his property empire after he snapped up a series of properties to let when he started landing big showbiz jobs.
Companies House documents reveal that his holding company Invisible Man Ltd is being dissolved and its properties sold.
A report filed on the website, says: ‘The principal activity of the Company was that of a holding Company which held a portfolio of investment properties.
Jason Manford is reportedly selling the properties to help pay for his 2017 split from his first wife Catherine (both pictured)
Mr Manford built his property empire after he snapped up a series of properties to let when he started landing big showbiz jobs. Pictured is one of the homes in Cranbrook, Kent, worth £172,000
It has been claimed that Mr Manford has been freeing up his assets to ‘settle the bill for his 2017 legal split from his first wife’. Pictured left is a £235,000 property in Bramhall Lane, Stockport. Right: A £100,000 home in Bolivia Street, Salford
‘The Company has reached the end of its useful life and it was appropriate to wind the Company up in the form of a Voluntary Liquidation.’
‘At the date of liquidation, the Company had ten properties, nine of those investment properties, at the date of this report, eight of these properties have been sold.’
The report also noted that £400,000 of the sales had been paid in tax.
Mr Manford is selling the properties to help pay for his 2017 split from his first wife Catherine, The Sun reported.
MailOnline have contacted Mr Manford representative for comment.
The father-of-six remarried in 2017 to his current wife Lucy Dyke, after splitting from Catherine four years prior.
Mr Manford’s company Invisible Man Ltd lists this property in Liverpool Road, Irlam, Salford, which sold for £140,000, according to The Move Market
Pictured left: Cavendish Place, Pendlebury, Swinton, Manchester, which sold for £120,000. Right: Wingfield Street, Stretford, Manchester, worth £170,000
Pictured: One of the properties listed by Mr Manford’s company in Illona Drive, Salford, which was sold for £127,000
Pictured left: A £134,500 property in Nelstrop Road, north Manchester. Right: Mile End Lane, Stockport, which sold for £420,500, according to Zoopla
Mr Manford and Catherine decided to go their separate ways following six years of marriage.
In 2010 the Manchester-born star was forced to quit his job as host of the BBC1’s The One Show after he was caught swapping saucy Twitter messages with a female fan and he admitted having internet sex sessions with a porn star and 12 fans.
At the time he admitted that his wife called him a d***head’ but was still willing to give their marriage a go.
He said: ‘Hopefully, me and my wife have another 60 years together. That is the most important thing.’
Today’s revelation comes after Mr Manford revealed he has landed a new job driving elderly people to medical appointments, after being turned down by Tesco.
He recently said he was ‘livid’ that the store had declined his application to be a driver and admitted that he was ‘only trying to do his bit’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But now the star has secured a new position as a volunteer driver and filmed from his car as he waited to pick up one OAP, called Dorothy, after dropping her off at a podiatrist.
He quipped: ‘Am I a friend of Dorothy? No, but I am now. We’ve had a good old chat, me and Dorothy on the way to the podiatrist.
‘She’s lovely. She’s a bit deaf so we’ve just been shouting at each other. It’s all right.’
Tesco has responded to Mr Manford following his posts on social media and claimed that he was rejected because he didn’t meet the deadline for the application.
A Tesco spokesman said: ‘We’ve recruited around 50,000 temporary workers during the Coronavirus pandemic and they have played a huge part in helping us to serve customers safely during these unprecedented times.
‘Jason’s skills would have no doubt brought a lot of joy to our customers and colleagues, so it’s a shame he didn’t make the deadline for this vacancy. But should he ever want to join the Tesco family in the future, we’d be happy to receive an application from him.’