Kevin Bridges has warned fans not to use ticket site Viagogo after touts targeted his latest tour.

The Clydebank comedian lamented the ‘bonkers’ ticket prices listed on the site which were in some cases up to six times their original face value.

The Daily Record reports that scalpers are trying to make a huge profit despite tickets still being ­available on Ticketmaster and other primary sites.

It is understood that £25 tickets are being sold for as much as £160 on Viagogo.

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In response to this Bridges said: “Bonkers. Again, please don’t use these sites folks.

“Potentially some new dates coming over the week or so. Working on it.

“Only buy off the venue’s own sites and Ticketmaster.”

However, the popular stand-up has faced backlash from fans who say that his tour organisers should have tougher measures in place to prevent extortionate reselling.

One fan said: “Sorry Kevin but why allow it then? All that is needed is ID that matches the name on the ticket for entry. Simple, if you were that bothered you’d sort it.”

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Adam Webb, of pressure group FanFair Alliance, told the Daily Record: “The great news for Kevin is there’s some pretty light touch measures that would help prevent his audiences being exploited by ticket touts – especially as his shows are all-seated.

“If they’re interested in taking some action on this issue, I’d definitely welcome his manager or promoter getting in touch, and I’d be very happy to advise.”

A spokesperson for Viagogo said in response to the comments: "Viagogo provides a flexible and secure resale platform where sellers decide the price.

"The artist himself acknowledges that further tour dates are likely to be announced and at that time we’d expect prices on dynamic marketplaces, like viagogo, to fall.

"We strongly feel that there needs to be more ticketing transparency for consumers, holding back tour announcements and ticket allocations is a strategic tool used by promoters to create this type of ticketing frenzy.

"Additionally, the right to resell tickets is governed by the CMA so it’s not within the scope of primary ticket sellers and event organisers to enforce unfair resale restrictions that only serve to harm the consumer experience and limit choice.”