One Show viewers mistake Hollywood legend for Johnny Vegas

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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In a hilarious case of mistaken identity, Hollywood heavyweight Russell Crowe found himself compared to beloved British comedian Johnny Vegas during a recent appearance on BBC’s The One Show. The confusion sparked a flurry of comments on social media, with many expressing disbelief at the uncanny resemblance.

One Twitter user, @cumston_gary, humorously quipped, “#theoneshow. Russel Crowe, or Johnny Vegas?” while another, @dumptyhumpty18, exclaimed, “Vegas has turned up instead #TheOneShow.” The surprising comparison even prompted some to ponder whether Crowe’s clean-shaven appearance contributed to the mix-up, with one viewer noting, “He looks different without the beard.”

Twitter users mistook Russell Crowe for Johnny Vegas.
Russell Crowe appeared on the show to promote his upcoming tour.

However, Crowe’s appearance on The One Show wasn’t solely about his newfound doppelganger status. The 60-year-old actor discussed his upcoming tour with his band Indoor Garden Party, telling viewers with tales of their musical escapades across Europe. Crowe revealed an unexpected connection to his fellow guest, comedian Jimmy Carr, disclosing that they are, in fact, tennis partners.

A hilarious mix-up with Johnny Vegas due to a change in appearance

As Crowe delved into his love for music and his ambitions as a musician, viewers couldn’t help but draw parallels between the Hollywood star and Johnny Vegas. Little did they know that Crowe and Vegas share a unique bond that extends beyond mere resemblance.

In a heartwarming twist, it was revealed that Crowe and Vegas forged an unlikely friendship during the lockdown in 2020. Russell Crowe, known for his roles in blockbuster hits like “Gladiator” and “Les Misérables,” took to social media to announce that his old mate Johnny Vegas would be lending a helping hand to those in need in St Helens, Merseyside, amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

The Hollywood A-lister became a friend of the comedian during lockdown.

Crowe shared a video relaying a message from Vegas, urging residents to reach out for assistance with food and medicine deliveries. The unexpected collaboration between the Hollywood star and the British comedian garnered praise and admiration from fans, with many lauding their efforts to support their community during trying times.

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