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Comedian Jason Manford starts working for Iceland as a delivery driver in exchange for charity donations

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The comedian Jason Manford has swapped cracking jokes for delivering food after taking a job in Iceland.

The 39-year-old is working as a delivery driver for the frozen-food supermarket chain to do his bit to help his local community during the coronavirus crisis.

Donning Iceland’s red and grey uniform, Manford posed collecting deliveries from the store’s warehouse before delivering goods around Cheshire.

Sharing some snaps on his Facebook page, the comedian wrote – Thanks to the staff at Iceland Foods for being so welcoming today, was a fun morning delivering to your lovely customers.

The comedian posed in a uniform (Jason Manford)
The comedian posed in a uniform (Jason Manford)

In exchange for his shift work, Iceland is giving Manford two generous donations to charities CAFTcharity and The Bread and Butter Thing Manchester with the latter receiving £500 of groceries to help people in need of essential food supplies.

Iceland boss Richard Walker told The Sun – Everyone at Iceland is extremely grateful for Jason’s contribution today and he has certainly helped to lift spirits with our customers and heroic colleagues.

Our stores are deeply rooted within their local communities, so it’s a real privilege for us to be in a position where we can work with great people like Jason and donate to some worthy causes at the same time.

Meanwhile, Iceland’s official Twitter account joked – Jason Manford is joining us today to help with food deliveries.

After all, if there’s one thing comedians know about – it’s delivery!

Manford’s work comes after he previously joked he was livid at being rejected by retail giant TESCO for work as a delivery driver.

He has also kept himself busy working as a volunteer for hospitals driving the elderly and the needy to appointments.

Speaking about his time volunteering in his Facebook video diary, Manford said: You’ve just got to do your bit, haven’t you? Make sure everybody is alright.

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