Jason Manford hands over £68,000 in taxes after selling £3m property empire to fund his divorce from first wife
He sold a £3million property empire to fund his first wife’s divorce.
And now Jason Manford finds himself handing over £680,000 in tax.
The comedian, 40,’s accountants also admitted another huge bill was on the way, but they don’t currently know the size of it.
Taxman: Comedian Jason Manford, 40, finds himself handing over £680,000 in tax. Photographed in 2021
The figures are disclosed in a recently published report by a liquidator who ended his business Invisible Man Ltd, which managed the income of ten rental houses.
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 reported last March that the TV personality had extra padded pockets after doubling his fortune to over £2million in the space of a year.
Jason reportedly sold the vast majority of his 10-property empire in 2020, in a bid to settle legal costs for his divorce from Catherine, which was finalized in 2017, according to The Sun.
No laughing matter: The comedian’s accountants also admitted another huge bill is on the way but don’t know the size
Jason raised over £3m when selling his property, but still made enough profit that his company Gerald Dean Limited had £2.1m 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 Jason said last month fellow comedian Chris Rock could have aimed ‘ten much worse gags’ at Will Smith after he was slapped by the actor for mocking his short haircut. Oscar wife.
Settlement: He sold his properties in a bid to settle legal fees from his divorce from first wife Catherine, which was finalized in 2017, according to The Sun
The Mancunian comedian praised Chris for holding back after the onstage assault and managing to deliver an instant joke when he described the altercation as “the greatest moment in television history”.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Jason said: ‘Being able to do a good joke from the back was amazing.
“And let’s be honest, once Will broke that contract and slapped someone, given what we’ve read about that relationship, Chris could have done ten gags, which were worse if he wanted to.
“But he managed to calm down and he got away with it with as much dignity as he could.”
Jason thinks Chris would never have deliberately identified Jada Pinkett-Smith’s battle with alopecia as a humorous topic.
He explained: “I don’t think there was any malice from Chris’ point of view from what I saw, he just spotted something and made a joke of it.”
“I don’t think he would have thought ‘alopecia – here I go. Biggest night of the year? I just don’t think it would be on anyone’s mind, certainly not a comic of this level. But we all did.
‘You’re like, ‘why don’t you clap buddy?’ He’s like ‘I just don’t have any hands’. Oh fuck.’
He added: “But it was an overreaction from Will. You can’t do that, can you? It’s a quiet word after.
In the money: Jason, who has been married to Lucy Dyke since 2017, still made enough profit that his company Gerald Dean Limited has £2.1million in assets. Photographed in 2018