"He's one of the brightest men I know yet still can't get a job even cleaning floors at Aldi. Madness."
Salford comic Jason Manford has appealed to his army of fans to try and help find a job for his dad.
Manford launched the heartfelt appeal on Facebook, revealing that his dad was struggling to find work after losing his job three years ago.
The comedian and musical theatre star said his 62-year-old dad couldn't even get a job "cleaning floors in Aldi" after applying to the supermarket giant unsuccessfully.
Appealing to his Facebook followers, he wrote: "Absolutely crazy watching people close to me trying to get jobs right now.
"Dad applied for a job at Aldi, he's 62 and after losing his job at the Crown Courts a couple of years ago, just can't stand the idea of not working or sitting on his arse doing nowt.
"He's one of the brightest men I know yet still can't get a job even cleaning floors at Aldi. Madness.
"If anyone's got any ideas where I can send this proud legend of a dad so he can keep out of the house and his brain busy for a few quid a week, lemme know. At my wits end."
Offers and suggestions started pouring in for Manford's dad from fans on social media.
Trevor Byrne commented: "Its (sic) not a job offer but he is more than welcome to join me on my allotment in Denton get him out of the house for a few hours.
"No pay im (sic) afraid but plenty of fruit and veg and brews and a good natter."
Others offered him a building manager role, suggested looking for security roles at Manchester Airport, doing voluntary work or even learning to drive as a hobby.