'The Nightly Show': Jason Manford Delivers As Latest Host, With Viewers Claiming Series Has Been 'Saved'

The series has been panned by viewers so far.

It’s fair to say ‘The Nightly Show’ has had a rocky old run, but Jason Manford looks to be the secret ingredient that has been missing all this time.

The comic took the reins of the troubled ITV series on Monday (10 April) night, and viewers actually seemed to find it funny - which could be a first for show.

Jason Manford on 'The Nightly Show'
Jason Manford on 'The Nightly Show'

While ‘The Nightly Show’ has spent weeks being slammed by viewers and critics for its weak gags and shaky format, Jason went down a storm with those watching, claiming it was a vast improvement:

As ever though, there were those who disagreed:

Jason was thankful for his stint being so well received, admitting he wasn’t expecting the positive response:

Prior to taking the hot seat, Jason admitted he wasn’t concerned about the show’s bad reviews.

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