Good Morning Britain’s Andi Peters has confessed that a stranger in the street once confused him for This Morning’s Phillip Schofield. Yes, really.
The presenter revealed the bizarre case of mistaken identity on today’s episode after Susanna Reid and Martin Lewis discussed Education Secretary Gavin Williamson mixing up footballer Marcus Rashford with rugby player Maro Itoje.
‘Genuinely, recently somebody said to me, “Ah, you’re Phillip Schofield!”,’ Andi shared.
‘No, I’m not. I’m not Phillip Schofield.’
He continued: ‘It was the fact that he insisted that I was Phillip Schofield, and I’m not Phillip Schofield, I’m Andi Peters. Phillip Schofield is paid the big bucks.’
Elsewhere on the programme, Alex Beresford said viewers have previously mixed him up with his co-star Sean Fletcher on ‘several’ occasions.
‘I don’t know why because he’s got more hair than me and he looks a lot younger,’ he remarked. ‘Some of the viewers have accidentally tweeted myself instead of Sean and vice versa.’
Alex continued: ‘I think if you look at Maro Itoje and Marcus Rashford and you see them side by side, if there was a genuine likeness I think you could probably forgive him but they look completely different.
‘It’s happened to myself and Sean more than a dozen times and on a scale of ignorance, it is definitely up there.’
He added: ‘As much as I want you to see us, I want you to see me. We don’t all look the same. It’s unforgivable.’
Mr Williamson said he made a ‘genuine mistake’ over his Rashford and Itoje error.
‘Towards the end of a wide-ranging interview in which I talked about both the laptops and school meals campaigns, I conflated the issues and made a genuine mistake,’ he said.
‘We corrected this with the journalist before publication of the story. I have huge respect for both Marcus Rashford and Maro Itoje who run effective and inspiring campaigns.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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