Lookalikes. Image shows from L to R: Victoria Beckham (Camilla Shadbolt), David Beckham (Andy Harmer). Copyright: Knickerbockerglory.

Lookalikes

Channel 4 sitcom / sketch show about celebrity lookalikes. 9 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2015 - 2018. Stars Andy Harmer, Tim Oliver and Charlie Hopkinson.

Press Clippings

The structured reality comedy built around Andy "David Beckham" Harmer and frenemy Tim "David Brent" Oliver continues. Tonight's offering sees Tim plan a fanfic-powered stage show, but will he able to resist the temptation to try to upstage "Harrison Ford"? It's all rather silly, but frequently amusing.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 11th July 2018

TV review: Lookalikes, C4

It's all a very weird hall-of-mirrors concept, but actually quite an astute critique of both reality TV and celebrity.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th June 2018

This structured reality show about celeb lookalikes aims for mind-bogglingly meta but will settle for badly acted sitcom. Rival agency owners Tim (David Brent) and Andy (David Beckham) are competing for the freshest talent. That Pulp Fiction-era Samuel L Jackson is convincing, but can he really earn?

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 27th June 2018

Channel 4 orders Lookalikes Series 2

Channel 4 has ordered a second series of Lookalikes, the structured comedy reality show which is set around the world of lookalike agencies.

British Comedy Guide, 27th April 2017

New series of the weird structured reality series documenting goings-on at a lookalike agency. David Beckham is the boss - that's not the real Becks, but impersonator Andy Harmer. On his books are lookalikes for celebrities from Helen Mirren to Harry Potter, and what an entertaining bunch they are. Harmer is planning a big relaunch, so he goes in search of new talent, but it's not easy to find. In the light of these slim pickings, will the addition of one or two controversial new faces save the day?

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 8th April 2016

Interview with Ed Sheeran lookalike Ty Jones

20-year-old Ty Jones has just finished studying Mechanics and is about to start an Engineering course at Talbot Road College. He also really fucking looks like Ed Sheeran, and has been nailing down the lookalike game for the past five years thanks to his unusual skills.

Roisin Lanigan, The Tab, 22nd July 2015

Interview: Gordon Ramsay impersonator Martin Jordan

Gordon Ramsay impersonator Martin Jordan, from Gravesend, receives rave reviews after Channel 4's Lookalikes. "All the messages I've had on my phone and from Twitter are from people who say they just enjoyed watching something on TV they could sit back and have a laugh at."

Jamie Bullen, Kent News, 22nd July 2015

Lookalikes review

Reality TV, script, structure, everything and everyone else; it eats itself, vomits itself up again, then eats itself again. Hilariously though.

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, 21st July 2015

Was that possibly the weirdest reality show ever?

Lookalikes wasn't without its entertaining side - mainly when it came to grading the lookalikes. Gordon Ramsay: good. Linda Robson: er, really? Del Boy and Patsy Stone: brilliant.

Catriona Wrightman, Digital Spy, 20th July 2015

Lookalikes, review: 'painful to watch'

Overall, Lookalikes has the feel of a series that looked brilliant on paper, and promptly failed to live up to its potential.

Gerard O'Donovan, The Telegraph, 20th July 2015