Jason Manford hands over more than £68,000 in taxes after selling off £3M property empire to fund his divorce from his first wife
He’s sold off a £3 million property empire to fund a divorce from his first wife.
And now Jason Manford finds himself handing over more than £680,000 in taxes.
Accountants for the comedian, 40, also admitted another huge bill is on the way but they currently don’t know the size of it.
Taxman: Comedian Jason Manford,40, finds himself handing over more than £680,000 in taxes. Pictured in 2021
The figures are disclosed in a newly published report from a liquidator winding up his business Invisible Man Ltd, which looked after income from ten rental homes.
Jason – who has been married to producer Lucy Dyke since 2017 – separated from Catherine in 2013.
He has six children – four with Catherine, and two with Lucy.
It was last March reported that the TV personality was boasting extra padded pockets after doubling his fortune to more than £2 million in the space of a year.
Jason was said to have sold off the large majority of his 10-property empire in 2020, in a bid to settle legal bills from his divorce from Catherine, which was finalised in 2017, according to The Sun.
No laughing matter: Accountants for the comedian also admitted another huge bill is on the way but don’t know the size of it
Jason raised over £3 million in his property sale, but still earned enough profit for his company Gerald Dean Limited to have £2.1 million in assets.
The comic, along with Fleur East, recently co-hosted the National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party in Manchester earlier this month.
It comes as last month Jason said fellow comic Chris Rock could have aimed ‘ten gags far worse’ at Will Smith after being slapped by the actor for mocking his wife’s short haircut at the Oscars.
Settlement: He sold off his properties in a bid to settle legal bills from his divorce from first wife Catherine, which was finalised in 2017, according to The Sun
The Mancunian funnyman praised Chris for restraining himself following the assault on stage and managing to deliver an instant joke when he described the altercation as ‘the biggest moment in TV history.’
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Jason said: ‘To be able to crack a great joke off the back of it was incredible.
‘And let’s be honest, once Will broke that contract and gave someone a slap, given the stuff we’ve read about that relationship Chris could have done ten gags, which were worse if he wanted to.
‘But he managed to temper himself and he came out of it with as much dignity as he could.’
Jason believes Chris would never have deliberately pinpointed Jada Pinkett-Smith’s alopecia battle as a topic of humour.
He explained: ‘I don’t think there was any malice from Chris’s point of view from what I saw, he just spotted something and made a joke about it.
‘I don’t think he would have thought ‘alopecia – I’m going for it.’ On the biggest night of the year? I just don’t think that would be in anybody’s head, certainly not a comic of that level. But we’ve all done it.
‘You’re like, ‘why aren’t you clapping mate?’ He’s like ‘I’ve just no hands’. Oh f***.’
He added: ‘But it was an overreaction by Will. You can’t do that can you? That’s a quiet word after.’
In the money: Jason, who has been married to Lucy Dyke since 2017, still earned enough profit for his company Gerald Dean Limited to have £2.1 million in assets. Pictured in 2018