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The One Show host Jason Manford postpones Inverness gigs

Jason Manford
Image caption Jason Manford will co-present The One Show with Alex Jones

Comedian Jason Manford's commitments to BBC 1's The One Show has led to the rescheduling of two performances in Inverness this week.

He was due to appear at Eden Court on Wednesday and Thursday, but the dates have been moved to October 2011.

Manford takes over from Adrian Chiles who will host ITV's new breakfast show Daybreak with One Show co-presenter Christine Bleakley.

Eden Court said tickets could be refunded or changed to the 2011 dates.

Manford will present The One Show four days a week.

From 16 August, he will co-host the magazine show with Alex Jones.

The Welsh language television presenter has been announced as Bleakley's replacement.

Writing on his blog on his official website, Manford said: "As you may or may not know, I've had to postpone some of my tour dates due to a couple of reasons.

"Firstly I've been asked to take over the One Show from July for four days a week. This was too big an offer to turn down especially when thinking about the long term security of my family.

"Secondly, my wife is expecting our third baby at the end of the year."

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