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York’s celebrity lookalikes get in touch
AFTER we revealed the city’s Keith Lemon lookalike, York’s celebrity doppelgangers have been getting in touch with The Press.
Last week we reported how 63-year-old Dunnington man Wojtek Gorczynski said he is hounded for looking like television personality Keith Lemon Mr Gorczynski said he looks so much like the Celebrity Juice character, played by comedian Leigh Francis, that he was regularly stopped by people asking to have their photograph taken with him.
Among those to get in touch with The Press since, is Tang Hall man Robert Thompson, who said he is often mistaken for Rowan Atkinson’s Mr Bean, and David Pearson, who said he is compared to comedian Paul O’Grady.
Mr Thompson, 44, a kitchen porter from Tang Hall, said he has been known as Mr Bean for about 20 years.
He said said:”Whether I know them or not, people keep shouting ‘Mr Bean’ all over the place.
“It’s not intentional, it’s just me, it’s part of who I am.
“I didn’t realise I could do the impression until a few years ago.”
Meanwhile, 68-year-old Haxby grandfather David Pearson, said he was often told he looked like Paul O’Grady.
He said: “People used to say I looked like that comedian. I used to wonder which one. I don’t mind. It depends who is looking and how they perceive it.”
In response to The Press’ story about Mr Gorczynski, which was picked up by the national media, Lemon took to Twitter claiming he did not see the resemblance.
In one response, he said “Anyone with blond hair and a tash looks like me”, and in another he said “[He] Looks like me cos he has same hair and tash and that’s it. Plus he’s 60!”