The Chase viewers left ‘double-taking’ at footy legend lookalike contestant

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The Chase viewers spotted a major doppelganger on the latest episode of the ITV show after a contestant drew comparisons to a legendary English football player.

As player Rodger, 70, from Essex introduced himself to viewers at home, fans were stunned after realizing he was the double of MBE and Tottenham Hotspur legend, Jimmy Greaves.

“Is that Jimmy Greaves? #TheChase,” asked one viewer.

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A second agreed: “Thought we lost Jimmy Greaves? He’s back on the chase!”

A third echoed: “It's a funny old game Roger… got a look of the late great Jimmy Greaves. #thechase

While a fourth chimed in; ‘Haha, I was just going to say that I thought Jimmy Greaves had died last year. #thechase.”

Rodger bagged a nice £7 against today’s chaser, Paul Sinha, AKA, The Sinnerman.

He immediately won over viewers with his likeable personality.

“If anyone says anything bad about Rodger they’ll have to go through me first.”

Jimmy Greaves, who passed away last year, is England's fifth-highest international goalscorer, Tottenham Hotspur's highest ever goalscorer and the highest goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football.

He also scored more hat-tricks for England than anyone else and is a member of the English Football Hall of Fame.

The show has featured many lookalike contestants over the years.

Viewers recently compared contestant Gordon to the actor who played Argus Filch in Harry Potter, with one viewer tweeting: "Tonight the role of Gordon will be played by renowned actor David Bradley."

Another episode saw viewers distracted by contestant Makyla's appearance and how she looked like a famous TV star.

With her animal print blouse and short perfectly styled hair, many felt the 50-year-old resembled Anne Diamond.

One contestant who appeared in 2021 was even dubbed the spitting image of chaser Jenny Ryan.

Viewers dubbed contestant Ellis and chaser Jenny the battle of the barnets aa the two shares the same beehive hairstyle.

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Another episode saw viewers distracted by contestant Makyla's appearance and how she looked like a famous TV star.

With her animal print blouse and short perfectly styled hair, many felt the 50-year-old resembled Anne Diamond.

One contestant who appeared in 2021 was even dubbed the spitting image of chaser Jenny Ryan.

Viewers dubbed contestant Ellis and chaser Jenny the battle of the barnets aa the two shares the same beehive hairstyle.

Fans were gobsmacked about the similarity of the two rivals as they went head to head on the ITV game show.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “@thechase hope Jenny’s the chaser…..we could have a beehive off with seat 2."

A second added: "Jenny to be the Chaser for a battle of the Barnetts? #TheChase.”

The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV

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