'I’m seeing double! Who the **** is he?'
PUBLISHED: 11:30 10 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:10 23 August 2010
IF YOU see this man on the street you may expect him to launch into one of his famous four-letter tirades. You may try to stop him for some advice on how to save your failing restaurant or cook the perfect roast dinner. But it will come as a surprise to
IF YOU see this man on the street you may expect him to launch into one of his famous four-letter tirades.
You may try to stop him for some advice on how to save your failing restaurant or cook the perfect roast dinner.
But it will come as a surprise to find that he knows very little about cooking and is also unlikely to use the F-word.
That's because he is Martin Jordon, a factory worker from Gravesend and not, despite the startling resemblance, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey of Hell's Kitchen and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
"It's taken a while to get used to," the 37-year-old said.
"Three years ago when Gordon Ramsay first started to get famous it was a bit embarrassing. When I go out people poke me in the back or shout out 'Gordon' across the pub.
"It's strange when suddenly someone famous comes out and looks like you and people start calling out to you in the street. He seems to be on TV every time you turn it on now. Not just as a chef but on other shows as well. The main thing for me is that I have got used to it. People often stop me for pictures, even autographs until they realise."
The former student who attended the Miskin Theatre, Miskin Way, Dartford 10 years ago even says his fellow students were shocked by the resemblance at a reunion earlier this year.
His likeness to the multi-Michelin star winning chef is so uncanny that he has stood in for him as a body double on a number of Channel Four adverts.
Last year he was involved in filming with top television chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall for the Big Food Fight programme and was called up again two weeks ago to film trailers for this autumn's Cookalong LIVE show.
He has also become something of an internet sensation after posting a video of himself imitating the chef on Youtube and revealed that even Jamie Oliver was taken aback by his startling resemblance.
Mr Ramsey, sorry Mr Jordan said: "They said to me you'll be filming with Jamie and I just thought he was one of the other look-alikes and then I heard 'alright mate' and I turned around and it was Jamie Oliver. He was in pieces, he couldn't believe it and he just kept looking at me funny."
Previously the closest he came to fame was when he studied a two year course in sound and lighting at North West Kent College's Miskin Theatre, Miskin Way, Dartford in 1998.
This summer he went to a reunion organised by the former students at the Paper Moon, High Street, Dartford, where former students and strangers were shocked by the look-a-like.
He added: "Just like everyone does really they all thought that I looked like Gordon Ramsay. I can't get away from it so why not embrace it."
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