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Gogglebox star leaves fans in stitches over reaction to celebrity lookalike

Did you spot his similarity to this politician?

Eve Crosbie

Gogglebox star Lee Riley has finally acknowledged his likeness to a very famous face from the world of politics, much to the delight of fans who have been pointing out the comparison for months.

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As he and best friend Jenny Newby took to their usual spot on the sofa for Friday night's episode of the Channel 4 show, Lee revealed that people are constantly telling him he's the double of Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

Watching a clip of the politician, Lee commented: "People think I look like Keir Starmer" but added that he "can't see" the similarity, to which Jenny replied: "Oh, I can. Ever so much."

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She cheekily added: "Yeah, you just haven't got his brains, but you look like him!"

While Lee protested she continued, giggling: "You could be his lookalike, you wouldn't get in the pub."

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Many viewers at home were left in stitches at the exchange and were loving the fact that Lee had finally acknowledged his likeness to the Labour leader since posts comparing the two have been circulating on social media weeks. Taking to Twitter, one fan said: "There is something utterly comforting about Lee knowing that he looks like Sir Keir Starmer."

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Lee appears on the show alongside best pal Jenny

Another added: "Jenny telling Lee he looks like Keir Starmer, she's been on Twitter and seen all the memes." Sharing an uncanny photo of the two side by side, a third joked: "You never see Lee and Keir in the same caravan…"

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Meanwhile, some viewers had never spotted the likeness before but admitted that they now "can't unsee it".

"Omg Lee really does look like Keir. Why has it taken Jenny pointing it out to realise that," one gobsmacked viewer wrote, while another added: "Lee, you do look like Kier Starmer mate spitting image. I can't unsee it now."

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