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‘The Nightly Show’ Host Jason Manford Shares Mortifying Holiday ‘Ball’ Story About His Daughter

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13/04/2017 12:32 BST | Updated 13/04/2017 12:40 BST

Children can always be relied upon to embarrass you in the most awkward situations - something which Jason Manford knows only too well.

The comedian recalled a story on Wednesday’s (12 April) ‘The Nightly Show’ which left us cringing on his behalf - mainly because it involved his daughter uttering the phrase “ball massage”.

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Jason Manford on 'The Nightly Show'

We’ll let Jason take it from here:  

“Recently on a holiday with my kids, we went to a little shop and my daughter, she’s seven, bought a bouncy ball. A big thing with lights in it.

“She was rubbing it into my shoulder in the afternoon – I’ve got a bit of a dodgy shoulder – and it sort of released something in my shoulder.

“I said, ‘Oh God, that feels really nice.’ It lasted about 30 seconds and we thought no more of it until that evening.

“We were in a restaurant and the waiter said, ‘Are you having a nice time on holiday?’

“My daughter, top of her voice in the middle of a busy restaurant went, ‘I gave my daddy a ball massage!’”

Cringing, he added: “We’ll just have the bill please mate.”

Excuse us while we just uncurl our toes. 

Jason’s guest stint as host of ‘The Nightly Show’ has been well-received by viewers after he made his debut on Monday.

The show - which has also been fronted by the likes of David Walliams, Davina McCall and Gordon Ramsay - has been slated by critics and suffered low ratings. 

Amanda Holden was the latest person to slate the programme, claiming she and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ co-star Alesha Dixon could have made it a hit. 

‘The Nightly Show’ airs weeknights at 10pm on ITV. 

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