Hilarious moment BBC Breakfast presenter Jon Kay spots his doppelganger next to King Charles in France

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  • Co-presenter Sally Nugent was in hysterics this morning over the likeness 

This is the hilarious moment BBC Breakfast presenter Jon Kay spotted his doppelganger next to King Charles in France.

After a clip from the monarch’s meeting with President Emmanuel Macron at the Palace of Versailles surfaced showing a man who looked the spitting image of the presenter – forcing him to dispel rumours he had hopped across the pond. 

‘It wasn’t me, I promise’ he laughed. ‘I have had the weirdest weekend since this went out. I mean it really does look like me doesn’t it. It’s freaky.’

Co-presenter Sally Nugent was in hysterics over the likeness, saying: ‘He even moves like you. I expect this sort of service when I arrive at breakfast in the morning now look at this.’

The footage was from a state banquet in the Hall of Mirrors at the former royal residence built by King Louis XIV in Versailles, held by Mr Macron on Wednesday evening, at which King Charles and Queen Camilla were guests of honour. 

After a clip from the King's meeting with President Emmanuel Macron surfaced showing a man who looked very much like Mr Kay, the presenter was forced to dispel rumours he had hopped across the pond

After a clip from the King’s meeting with President Emmanuel Macron surfaced showing a man who looked very much like Mr Kay, the presenter was forced to dispel rumours he had hopped across the pond

'It wasn't me, I promise' Mr Kay exclaimed. 'I have had the weirdest weekend since this went out. I mean it really does look like me doesn't it. It's freaky.'

‘It wasn’t me, I promise’ Mr Kay exclaimed. ‘I have had the weirdest weekend since this went out. I mean it really does look like me doesn’t it. It’s freaky.’

On Monday’s BBC Breakfast, the presenters couldn’t stop laughing at the uncanny resemblance between Mr Kay and a waiter serving the King at the banquet.

Ms Nugent explained how the video showed King Charles speaking last week in Paris and pointed to the gentleman serving him, before tailing off as she started to laugh.

‘Doesn’t just look like me,’ Mr Kay added. ‘Nicks other people’s drinks like me.’

The presenter said he had received ‘loads’ of messages from people saying they had ‘seen’ him at the banquet.

‘Are you sure you weren’t in Paris?’ his co-host asked.

READ MORE: Charles thanks Macron for President’s warm tributes to his mother as the pair swap toasts at glittering state banquet… but Frenchman can’t resist a Brexit dig 

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Mr Kay replied: ‘I promise it wasn’t me, although some people thought it was some kind of green screen special effect. It wasn’t me, I promise.’

People on social media were quick to express their amusement at the doppelganger situation, with one person writing on X, formerly known as Twitter: ‘Uncanny- even the glasses look similar. 

‘Didn’t think the Beeb paid that badly? How is Jon’s French?’ 

While another wrote: ‘If only this was held back to 1st April. This would have been a brilliant Fool’s day gag. That’s so funny.’

High-profile figures were invited to the dinner, from which the hilarious clip was taken, to mark their ‘contribution to UK-France relations’.

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger and actor Hugh Grant, were among the 160 guests addressed by the King and Mr Macron on Wednesday evening.

Ms Nugent explained how the video showed King Charles speaking last week in Paris and pointed to the gentleman serving him (circled), before tailing off as she started to laugh

Ms Nugent explained how the video showed King Charles speaking last week in Paris and pointed to the gentleman serving him (circled), before tailing off as she started to laugh

The presenter said he had received 'loads' of messages from people saying they had 'seen' him at the banquet

The presenter said he had received ‘loads’ of messages from people saying they had ‘seen’ him at the banquet

Co-presenter Sally Nugent was in hysterics over the likeness, saying: 'He even moves like you. I expect this sort of service when I arrive at breakfast in the morning now look at this'

Co-presenter Sally Nugent was in hysterics over the likeness, saying: ‘He even moves like you. I expect this sort of service when I arrive at breakfast in the morning now look at this’

The King sat with the President to his left and Madame Macron to his right. She in turn was seated alongside actor Hugh Grant, who greeted the monarch with a bow.

The Queen sat two seats away from Sir Mick Jagger and opposite foreign secretary James Cleverly.

Their Majesties were guests of honour at the dinner at the end of a whirlwind first day of their inaugural state visit to France. 

Speaking in French, the King told the president: ‘Your generosity of spirit brings to mind how my family and I were so greatly moved by the tributes paid in France to my mother, the late Queen, whose funeral took place one year ago yesterday.’

The King also said relations between the UK and France have not always been ‘straightforward’, but went on to stress the unity between the nations.

Meanwhile Mr Macron added that France and Britain would rise up to the challenges of the modern world despite the tensions created by Brexit.




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