Cartoonist gives Jerry double vision

WORLD famous chat show host or Ipswich taxi driver?You might have to take a second look at these pictures today before you can tell the difference between the two.

WORLD famous chat show host or Ipswich taxi driver?

You might have to take a second look at these pictures today before you can tell the difference between the two.

The uncanny likeness between Ipswich man Jock Davies and television celebrity Jerry Springer has led to the 54-year-old landing an appearance on the American idol's show.

Mr Davies was invited onto a special edition of The Jerry Springer Show where he was joined by another look-a-like to surprise the real Jerry on air.


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Mr Davies, of Heath Lane, said: "The likeness was first pointed out when I was shopping a few years ago.

"A young lad came towards me in one of the aisles staring and as he passed me he started chanting 'Go Jerry, Go Jerry.'

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"That was the first time and it's happened many times since."

To Mr Davies' surprise in July an entertainment agency called him to say they wanted him on the show.

Unbeknown to him, his picture had been on their website for years.

He said: "On the day it was all very secretive. I was taken aback when I saw the other Jerry in the green room.

"I thought it was the man himself until he said hello in a very British accent.

"The next thing we knew we were planted in front of a camera and told to say 'Hi, I'm Jerry Springer and I'm up next so don't go away."

The pair then paid Jerry a surprise visit on set.

Mr Davies said: "The first thing he said was 'Sorry, all I can do is apologise and say sorry that you look like me.'

"His face was a picture as he didn't have a clue we were going on.

"He was a really gentle and quiet man, perhaps not what people would expect."

Mr Davies, who draws cartoons for The Evening Star, went to the South Bank television studios in London for his television debut. His wife Trish, 54, also appeared on the show.

It is due to be screened at the end of August.

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