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Lorraine viewers slam Meghan Markle lookalike competition as final three are revealed

They're not impressed

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Lorraine Kelly has been on the hunt for a Meghan Markle lookalike and today she revealed her final three, asking viewers to cast their votes for the winner.

The victor will win a year on the books of top lookalike agency Susan Scott, working alongside their Prince Harry lookalike.

The three finalists in Lorraine’s competition to find a Meghan Markle lookalike (Credit: ITV)

But people were far from impressed with any of the candidates’ resemblance to the Suits actress and mocked the show for the poor effort.

They also slammed for programme for failing to pick a finalist who shares Meghan’s mixed race background.

Surprisingly, Lorraine said they had been overwhelmed with applicants and it was difficult to pick the final three.

Spot the difference? Ashleigh beside the real deal (Credit: ITV)

She said: “I think they’re are all great. It’s not down to me who wins I am glad to say.

“We had the hard task of whittling it down from all the entrants to the final three and now the voting lines are open.”

Lorraine said it was hard to pick three finalists and viewers said she made a poor choice (Credit: ITV)

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But viewers questioned who would waste their money to phone in to vote for the best of a bad bunch, saying none of them looked anything like Prince Harry’s beloved.

Yesterday, seven women in the running were revealed after Lorraine launched the search for Meghan’s double on her show last month.

They went on an open top bus tour of London with the Prince Harry lookalike to see if any of them could fool the public.

These seven finalists were whittled down to three and viewers said some looked more like Scarlett Moffatt and Shirley Ballas than Meghan (Credit: ITV)

But viewers weren’t fooled by any of the Meghan doppelgangers, saying one looked more like Scarlett Moffatt and another more likely to pass as Strictly judge Shirley Ballas.

Margaret made it to the final seven of the competition but some felt she looked more like Strictly judge Shirley Ballas (Credit: ITV)

Today the final three was whittled down to hairdresser Ashleigh Ridding, 20, from Bristol, showjumper Ria Ginley, 25, from York and and 19-year-old gap year student Emma Kaler from Cardiff.

Option one: Hairdresser Ashleigh, 20, is in the running (Credit: ITV)
Option two: Could Ria from York win? (Credit: ITV)
Option three: Emma, 19, also thinks she looks like Meghan (Credit: ITV)

They all applied after being told they look like Meghan in the past.

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So who will win the honour of becoming a lookalike? The phone lines are open till Monday so the winner will be announced next week.

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