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Wednesday 18th September 2019

Emmerdale fans spot Dan Spencer lookalike on Great British Bake Off!

It's uncanny!

Emmerdale fans who switched over to Channel 4 for a slice of Great British Bake Off last night were shocked to see 'Dan Spencer' on the show.

On Tuesday (August 27), the hugely popular baking show returned and, as well as the hosts and judges, there seemed to be another familiar face in the famous tent!

Phil Thorne, allegedly (Credit: C4)

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Viewers couldn't believe the striking resemblance between contestant Phil Thorne, and Emmerdale's Dan!

While some remarked on the soap star's doppelgänger, others thought Phil was Dan's dad!

It's true, the pair look uncannily alike.

However, 56-year-old father-of-two Phil is an HGV driver from Essex who spends almost every day after his morning shift baking for his family.

The Great British Bake Off hopefuls of 2019 (Credit: C4)

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Luckily Phil survived the first bake off, but not before dozens of fans pointed out his celeb lookalike.

When Phil's not making cakes, he is Dan from Emmerdale.

One wrote: "Phil looks like an older Dan-of-Emmerdale."

Another said: "When Phil's not making cakes, he is Dan from Emmerdale."

A third agreed, saying: "Any other Emmerdale fans seeing Dan Spencer's dad on GBBO?"

"Blimmin' eck! What's Dan off Emmerdale doing on the Great British Bake Off?" said one more joker, while one more asked: "Am I the only one who thought Phil was Dan from Emmerdale for a moment?"

Nope, definitely not the only one!

Phil, no relation to actor Liam Fox whatsoever, only started baking six years ago and didn't need any encouragement to apply for the series.

Judges Prue and Paul, alongside hosts Noel and Sandi on GBBO (Credit: C4)

He said: "Seeing as I had already applied for the last three previous years, I didn't need any encouragement to apply again, as soon as it was announced I started the long application form.

"I first got the baking bug in my last year of secondary school in 1977," he explained. "I was extremely happy bringing home freshly baked bread to share with my family, then it all went quiet until GBBO started.

"I didn't take much notice at first but, as the series continued, it caught my attention and I was hooked again."

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