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It seems people are noticing that talk radio host Iain Dale bears an “uncanny” resemblance to general secretary of the rail union, Mick Lynch.
To clear things up, Mr Lynch has found fame for his no-nonsense approach to interviews, while broadcaster Mr Dale is known for his no-nonsense approach to interviews.
The similarity in appearance was highlighted by Sky News political correspondent Joe Pike on Sunday, while he was working at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool this weekend.
He tweeted: “Just talking to Iain Dale at #Lab22 and a Labour member interrupts to thank him for his support with the strikes.
“She thought he was Mick Lynch.”
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\u201cJust talking to @IainDale at #Lab22 and a Labour member interrupts to thank him for his support with the strikes.\n\nShe thought he was Mick Lynch\u2026\u201d — Joe Pike (@Joe Pike)
And Mr Dale isn’t unaware of the comparison either, remarking on his LBC radio show back in June that “people think he’s me” and joking in August that a follower must have spotted Mick Lynch instead of him at an event.
This time around, he joked: “Up the workers!”
\u201cUp the workers!\u201d — Iain Dale \u2692\ufe0f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Iain Dale \u2692\ufe0f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
Even the RMT chipped in on the latest mishap, suggesting the pair of lookalikes could “form a Right Said Fred tribute act”:
\u201cPerhaps they could form a Right Said Fred tribute act?\n@TheFreds\u201d — RMT (@RMT)
Imagine the scenes.
Since Mr Pike shared the humorous anecdote, other Twitter users have also noticed a resemblance between the two high-profile individuals:
\u201cSeparated at birth?\u201d — Aaron Rankin (@Aaron Rankin)
\u201c@joepike @IainDale Great contribution on LBC yesterday @IainDale\u201d — Joe Pike (@Joe Pike)
\u201c@joepike @IainDale Omg they\u2019re absolutely the spit of each other\u201d — Joe Pike (@Joe Pike)
\u201c@joepike @mrjamesob @IainDale Has anyone seen them in the same room? \ud83e\udd14\u201d — Joe Pike (@Joe Pike)
Given Mr Dale has interviewed Mr Lynch before on his LBC show, we’re relieved to report that the pair have been seen in the same room and haven’t got some weird kind of alter-ego thing going on.
Thank God for that.
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