Who doesn’t love getting a snap with their favourite star?
One gran was chuffed to absolute bits when she managed to get a pic with her beloved James Arthur.
Except...it wasn’t him. It was a Darlington taxi driver called Dave.
The tweet featuring the nana’s mistake has now gone viral - being liked by almost 80,000 people and re-tweeted by over 20,000. And the story has also featured on mailonline and The Lad Bible.
Taxi driver Dave Purdie, 35, is buzzing - and says it’s not the first time it’s happened. Speaking to The Gazette he said: “I’m surprised by all this. I took a random photo with her!
“My mates are howling and I’m the talk of the pub now. I’m absolutely dreading going to the next Darlo match as I know what’s going to happen.”
But Dave says it’s not the first time such a mix-up has happened. He said: “To be fair it’s happened a few times - when I’ve been sitting in the pub and a couple of people have looked at me and said ‘do you know you look like James Arthur’?
“Me and my lass were in the estate agents once and there was a guy dealing with us who said ‘Oh my God, it’s James Arthur! But my partner thinks I look nothing like him. I don’t think I do either.”
So does a lookalike career beckon?
Dave said: “I’ve changed my hair-style to get away from it. I’ve been picking people up for work and they’ve said ‘it’s James Arthur’! I’ve had a couple of people asking for my picture since and I’ve just said ‘no’.”
He added: “I think it’s my 15 minutes of fame and I’m enjoying it while it lasts and having a bit of fun with it. I would probably consider becoming a lookalike if somebody were to ask me - to make a bit of money, it’s the name of the game!”