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York man Wojtek Gorczynski is double of TV comedian Keith Lemon
Wojtek Gorczynski, of Dunnington, York, who is pestered by people saying he looks like TV comedian and presenter Keith Lemon
WITH his moustache and bright blond hair, Wojtek Gorczynski bears more than a striking resemblance to television personality Keith Lemon.
But the 63-year-old Dunnington man said his likeness to the Celebrity Juice host is becoming a problem as he is now regularly stopped and asked if he will have his photograph taken by passers-by.
Mr Gorczynski said: “Everywhere I go now I am being hounded. Everywhere I go I have to have photographs taken as Keith Lemon – they are putting them on Facebook.
“People pap their horns in the street and shout, ‘Keith!’ “I want to meet this guy to see if he is as funny as I am.”
The retired cleaning manager said his resemblance to the ITV star – who is played by English comedian Leigh Francis – is spoiling his regular fishing trips to Bridlington.
He said: “I like the peace and quiet, but when I go fishing on the pier tourists hound me for photographs.”
Mr Gorczynski, who said he has had the same hair style all his life, said he first realised he had a likeness to Keith Lemon when he spotted him on television. He said his sister, Alina, also called to say she had seen him on a television programme. “When I saw him on the TV I said, ‘He has copied off me!’, Mr Gorczynski said.
The comic, who first found fame with his Channel 4 Bo! Selecta series in 2000, has seen his fictional Lemon character become a household name after hosting the ITV show – which has become renowned for its outrageous games and jokes – with Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton.
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