10:44 19 November 2010
Jason Manford has quit as presenter of The One Show, following the allegations that came out a few weeks ago that he had sent sexual messages to female fans via Twitter.
The 29-year-old apologised earlier this month for his behaviour, but has now left his role on the BBC One programme.
Manford said in a statement: "I have decided after careful consideration to step down from The One Show to concentrate on my family and tour commitments."
His agent, Katie Phillips, added that he resigned from the show "to ease the situation surrounding newspaper allegations".
BBC bosses are expected to hold talks over the weekend to try and find a replacement for Jason.
This news comes just weeks after the married comedian admitted spending hours talking to women on Skype and through social networking site, Twitter.
He was also alleged to have sent private sexual messages to 22-year-old Debra McNamee.
Speaking to The Sun, Manford - whose wife is expecting the couple's third child - said "There were ten or 12 people flirting and then with a few it went over the line.
"We would start off flirty, then innuendo, then a bit saucy. There were moments were I thought, 'I shouldn't be saying that'."
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