York man Wojtek Gorczynski is double of TV comedian Keith Lemon

York Press: Wojtek Gorczynski, of Dunnington, York, who is pestered by people saying he looks like TV comedian and presenter 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.

• Do you bear a striking resemblance to a famous person? Contact Kate Liptrot at Kateliptrot@thepress.co.uk

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10:14am Thu 24 Jan 13

stewiegriffin says...

Slow news day??
Slow news day?? stewiegriffin
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10:15am Thu 24 Jan 13

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Poor bloke. Plastic surgery is available...
Poor bloke. Plastic surgery is available... Ignatius Lumpopo
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10:21am Thu 24 Jan 13

Osbaldwick Lad says...

After the Go Compare man, Keith is the second least person I would want to look like.
After the Go Compare man, Keith is the second least person I would want to look like. Osbaldwick Lad
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10:28am Thu 24 Jan 13

JC42 says...

The Press are calling this news?????
what a Joke
The Press are calling this news????? what a Joke JC42
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10:38am Thu 24 Jan 13

ReginaldBiscuit says...

That's the look ladies **** after. Blonde shoulder length hair and a badly wrapped kebab tickler.
That's the look ladies **** after. Blonde shoulder length hair and a badly wrapped kebab tickler. ReginaldBiscuit
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11:22am Thu 24 Jan 13

Keeet Lemon says...

Feels hounded but quite happy doing a Keith Lemon style pose....
Feels hounded but quite happy doing a Keith Lemon style pose.... Keeet Lemon
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12:08pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Mister Matosis says...

NEWS! You're a NEWSpaper! NEWS!
NEWS! You're a NEWSpaper! NEWS! Mister Matosis
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12:26pm Thu 24 Jan 13

timcore says...

No he isn't. The end.
No he isn't. The end. timcore
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12:26pm Thu 24 Jan 13

timcore says...

No he isn't. The end.
No he isn't. The end. timcore
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1:04pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

This isn't The Financial Times it's a local paper.
This sort of story is called local colour.
It's light-hearted and reaches out to real local people.

Perfectly suitable.
This isn't The Financial Times it's a local paper. This sort of story is called local colour. It's light-hearted and reaches out to real local people. Perfectly suitable. Buzz Light-year
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1:36pm Thu 24 Jan 13

ShunGokuSatsu says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
This isn't The Financial Times it's a local paper. This sort of story is called local colour. It's light-hearted and reaches out to real local people. Perfectly suitable.
"Local colour" my fine feathered hind-end. This drivel is barely strong enough material for a pub anecdote.
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: This isn't The Financial Times it's a local paper. This sort of story is called local colour. It's light-hearted and reaches out to real local people. Perfectly suitable.[/p][/quote]"Local colour" my fine feathered hind-end. This drivel is barely strong enough material for a pub anecdote. ShunGokuSatsu
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1:50pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Theendoftheworld says...

What a load of miseries on here who only want to read about doom and gloom. It's a bit of fun for God's sake - lighten up!
What a load of miseries on here who only want to read about doom and gloom. It's a bit of fun for God's sake - lighten up! Theendoftheworld
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2:08pm Thu 24 Jan 13

alfie says...

He does not look like keith lemon, wot a strange man.
He does not look like keith lemon, wot a strange man. alfie
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3:06pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Tim Cronin says...

My word, i must say i had to look twice!! What a very striking similarity, i for one am completely blown away!!
My word, i must say i had to look twice!! What a very striking similarity, i for one am completely blown away!! Tim Cronin
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4:21pm Thu 24 Jan 13

scooterboy says...

YORK MAN funny is it a viking name
YORK MAN funny is it a viking name scooterboy
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4:30pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Dunnington Resident says...

Mr. Gorczynski appears to be something of a fantasist. This is the chap who, back in 2009, claimed in The Press to have been mugged by a gang of youths when in fact he’d got himself into a fight with a young man he’d been harassing at the bus stop. I know this is what really happened as I was a witness to the event. A few years earlier he was in The Press claiming an alleged panther sighting was his missing dog. Now he thinks he looks like some TV entertainer. The poor fellow really needs to get a grip.
Mr. Gorczynski appears to be something of a fantasist. This is the chap who, back in 2009, claimed in The Press to have been mugged by a gang of youths when in fact he’d got himself into a fight with a young man he’d been harassing at the bus stop. I know this is what really happened as I was a witness to the event. A few years earlier he was in The Press claiming an alleged panther sighting was his missing dog. Now he thinks he looks like some TV entertainer. The poor fellow really needs to get a grip. Dunnington Resident
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5:47pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Wiggles says...

Dunnington Resident wrote:
Mr. Gorczynski appears to be something of a fantasist. This is the chap who, back in 2009, claimed in The Press to have been mugged by a gang of youths when in fact he’d got himself into a fight with a young man he’d been harassing at the bus stop. I know this is what really happened as I was a witness to the event. A few years earlier he was in The Press claiming an alleged panther sighting was his missing dog. Now he thinks he looks like some TV entertainer. The poor fellow really needs to get a grip.
I agree although I suspect that his behaviour could be put down to the vodka that he slurps out of the Lucozade (other energy drinks are available) bottle that he carries about his person. Anyone wanting to meet the 'celebrity' jog on down to West Bank Park when the bowls season starts - Plaggy Terry must be quaking in his shoes now there is someone trying to take his 'famous one' crown.
[quote][p][bold]Dunnington Resident[/bold] wrote: Mr. Gorczynski appears to be something of a fantasist. This is the chap who, back in 2009, claimed in The Press to have been mugged by a gang of youths when in fact he’d got himself into a fight with a young man he’d been harassing at the bus stop. I know this is what really happened as I was a witness to the event. A few years earlier he was in The Press claiming an alleged panther sighting was his missing dog. Now he thinks he looks like some TV entertainer. The poor fellow really needs to get a grip.[/p][/quote]I agree although I suspect that his behaviour could be put down to the vodka that he slurps out of the Lucozade (other energy drinks are available) bottle that he carries about his person. Anyone wanting to meet the 'celebrity' jog on down to West Bank Park when the bowls season starts - Plaggy Terry must be quaking in his shoes now there is someone trying to take his 'famous one' crown. Wiggles
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6:08pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Yorkborneinbse says...

A newspaper is a periodical publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features, editorials, and advertising.

I usually skip passed the bits I think are s***, but calmly appreciating they may be of Interest to others.

As I write on this, the tinterweb page, I am seeing, 'Find 100s of Local Businesses here', 'Do more pay less dating', 'ter wit ter woo, sell my house',
None of which I am interested in, but that does not invoke a reaction warranting writing my comment in UPPER CASE LETTERS, with the normal spattering of exlamation marks !!!!!!!! following the end of each sentence.

As the late Micheal Winner said, CALM DOWN DEAR !!!!!!
A newspaper is a periodical publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features, editorials, and advertising. I usually skip passed the bits I think are s***, but calmly appreciating they may be of Interest to others. As I write on this, the tinterweb page, I am seeing, 'Find 100s of Local Businesses here', 'Do more pay less dating', 'ter wit ter woo, sell my house', None of which I am interested in, but that does not invoke a reaction warranting writing my comment in UPPER CASE LETTERS, with the normal spattering of exlamation marks !!!!!!!! following the end of each sentence. As the late Micheal Winner said, CALM DOWN DEAR !!!!!! Yorkborneinbse
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7:47pm Thu 24 Jan 13

stopatred says...

i feel sorry for the guy who in their right mind wants to look like keith lemon let alone shout about it..
i feel sorry for the guy who in their right mind wants to look like keith lemon let alone shout about it.. stopatred
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8:16pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Wiggles wrote:
Dunnington Resident wrote:
Mr. Gorczynski appears to be something of a fantasist. This is the chap who, back in 2009, claimed in The Press to have been mugged by a gang of youths when in fact he’d got himself into a fight with a young man he’d been harassing at the bus stop. I know this is what really happened as I was a witness to the event. A few years earlier he was in The Press claiming an alleged panther sighting was his missing dog. Now he thinks he looks like some TV entertainer. The poor fellow really needs to get a grip.
I agree although I suspect that his behaviour could be put down to the vodka that he slurps out of the Lucozade (other energy drinks are available) bottle that he carries about his person. Anyone wanting to meet the 'celebrity' jog on down to West Bank Park when the bowls season starts - Plaggy Terry must be quaking in his shoes now there is someone trying to take his 'famous one' crown.
Who said this story was boring? I'm fascinated already and I'll wager there's more to come!!
[quote][p][bold]Wiggles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dunnington Resident[/bold] wrote: Mr. Gorczynski appears to be something of a fantasist. This is the chap who, back in 2009, claimed in The Press to have been mugged by a gang of youths when in fact he’d got himself into a fight with a young man he’d been harassing at the bus stop. I know this is what really happened as I was a witness to the event. A few years earlier he was in The Press claiming an alleged panther sighting was his missing dog. Now he thinks he looks like some TV entertainer. The poor fellow really needs to get a grip.[/p][/quote]I agree although I suspect that his behaviour could be put down to the vodka that he slurps out of the Lucozade (other energy drinks are available) bottle that he carries about his person. Anyone wanting to meet the 'celebrity' jog on down to West Bank Park when the bowls season starts - Plaggy Terry must be quaking in his shoes now there is someone trying to take his 'famous one' crown.[/p][/quote]Who said this story was boring? I'm fascinated already and I'll wager there's more to come!! Garrowby Turnoff
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8:20pm Thu 24 Jan 13

York Forever says...

Theendoftheworld wrote:
What a load of miseries on here who only want to read about doom and gloom. It's a bit of fun for God's sake - lighten up!
Well said
[quote][p][bold]Theendoftheworld[/bold] wrote: What a load of miseries on here who only want to read about doom and gloom. It's a bit of fun for God's sake - lighten up![/p][/quote]Well said York Forever
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2:32am Fri 25 Jan 13

Dortmun says...

If its becoming a problem for you here are a few tips.
Don't dye your hair blonde. have a different hair cut and or remove your tash. Last but not least don't have a article written about you and your picture in the paper.
If its becoming a problem for you here are a few tips. Don't dye your hair blonde. have a different hair cut and or remove your tash. Last but not least don't have a article written about you and your picture in the paper. Dortmun
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9:58am Fri 25 Jan 13

RingoStarr says...

IF this story is so 'un-newsworthy' how come there are so many comments on it?
IF this story is so 'un-newsworthy' how come there are so many comments on it? RingoStarr
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10:09am Fri 25 Jan 13

raysalaugh says...

Trust me Jan will be loving all your comments and the attention he's getting.
Trust me Jan will be loving all your comments and the attention he's getting. raysalaugh
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10:50am Fri 25 Jan 13

Omega Point says...

"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"

Ten quid a punt, soon stop
"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" Ten quid a punt, soon stop Omega Point
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11:13am Fri 25 Jan 13

Pete the Brickie says...

I know this bloke and I can assure everyone his hair ceased being "bright blonde" years ago and was only dyed that shade after someone told him that he looked a bit like Keith Lemon recently. Sadly I can testify that whilst Yanski as we call him is as annoying as Keith he is seldom funny.
I know this bloke and I can assure everyone his hair ceased being "bright blonde" years ago and was only dyed that shade after someone told him that he looked a bit like Keith Lemon recently. Sadly I can testify that whilst Yanski as we call him is as annoying as Keith he is seldom funny. Pete the Brickie
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11:58am Fri 25 Jan 13

jadestars says...

What a funny story .. Stop dying your hair then Mr. That and the tash are the only similarity, You dont like it then do something about it. Or do i detect a slight issue with attention seeking maybe?

Amusing!
What a funny story .. Stop dying your hair then Mr. That and the tash are the only similarity, You dont like it then do something about it. Or do i detect a slight issue with attention seeking maybe? Amusing! jadestars
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2:18pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Tim Cronin says...

Seriously, the man is a dead ringer, i cannot believe it, i actually cannot believe it!!!!!!!
Seriously, the man is a dead ringer, i cannot believe it, i actually cannot believe it!!!!!!! Tim Cronin
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2:34pm Fri 25 Jan 13

only human says...

poor bloke.that is none bloke i wouldnt want anyone in my family to be like.i cant stand the character that keith lemon portrays.sleazy and leary horrible man.I really cant do with these type of men."no offense keith"
Didnt like the benny hill character either,couldnt stant the constant chasing of scantily clad women with exagerated cleavage,
poor bloke.that is none bloke i wouldnt want anyone in my family to be like.i cant stand the character that keith lemon portrays.sleazy and leary horrible man.I really cant do with these type of men."no offense keith" Didnt like the benny hill character either,couldnt stant the constant chasing of scantily clad women with exagerated cleavage, only human
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3:32pm Fri 25 Jan 13

gmc_1963 says...

Tim Cronin wrote:
Seriously, the man is a dead ringer, i cannot believe it, i actually cannot believe it!!!!!!!
I agree !

It's uncanny
[quote][p][bold]Tim Cronin[/bold] wrote: Seriously, the man is a dead ringer, i cannot believe it, i actually cannot believe it!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I agree ! It's uncanny gmc_1963
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4:33pm Fri 25 Jan 13

yorkborn66 says...

Wiggles wrote:
Dunnington Resident wrote:
Mr. Gorczynski appears to be something of a fantasist. This is the chap who, back in 2009, claimed in The Press to have been mugged by a gang of youths when in fact he’d got himself into a fight with a young man he’d been harassing at the bus stop. I know this is what really happened as I was a witness to the event. A few years earlier he was in The Press claiming an alleged panther sighting was his missing dog. Now he thinks he looks like some TV entertainer. The poor fellow really needs to get a grip.
I agree although I suspect that his behaviour could be put down to the vodka that he slurps out of the Lucozade (other energy drinks are available) bottle that he carries about his person. Anyone wanting to meet the 'celebrity' jog on down to West Bank Park when the bowls season starts - Plaggy Terry must be quaking in his shoes now there is someone trying to take his 'famous one' crown.
Maybe they both could form a double act: Jiff Lemon.
[quote][p][bold]Wiggles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dunnington Resident[/bold] wrote: Mr. Gorczynski appears to be something of a fantasist. This is the chap who, back in 2009, claimed in The Press to have been mugged by a gang of youths when in fact he’d got himself into a fight with a young man he’d been harassing at the bus stop. I know this is what really happened as I was a witness to the event. A few years earlier he was in The Press claiming an alleged panther sighting was his missing dog. Now he thinks he looks like some TV entertainer. The poor fellow really needs to get a grip.[/p][/quote]I agree although I suspect that his behaviour could be put down to the vodka that he slurps out of the Lucozade (other energy drinks are available) bottle that he carries about his person. Anyone wanting to meet the 'celebrity' jog on down to West Bank Park when the bowls season starts - Plaggy Terry must be quaking in his shoes now there is someone trying to take his 'famous one' crown.[/p][/quote]Maybe they both could form a double act: Jiff Lemon. yorkborn66
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4:58pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Daley Mayall says...

Recognise this bloke from 20-odd years back when he frequented The Walnut Tree and did Norman Wisdom impressions. He was called Jan/Yan back then.
Occasionally see him wandering through town with a shopping bag with wheels.
Recognise this bloke from 20-odd years back when he frequented The Walnut Tree and did Norman Wisdom impressions. He was called Jan/Yan back then. Occasionally see him wandering through town with a shopping bag with wheels. Daley Mayall
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8:49pm Fri 25 Jan 13

The Junkyard Angel says...

Bloody hell why mention 'Plaggy Terry' I was enjoying a bottle of red and now I have visions of that 'rambling half wit'
Bloody hell why mention 'Plaggy Terry' I was enjoying a bottle of red and now I have visions of that 'rambling half wit' The Junkyard Angel
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10:25pm Fri 25 Jan 13

oi oi savaloy says...

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.


this bloke is obviously off his rocker
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. this bloke is obviously off his rocker oi oi savaloy
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11:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

charvisioku says...

Eh? He doesn't even look like him! xD
Eh? He doesn't even look like him! xD charvisioku
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