Bradley Cooper superfans may remember Matt Katzenbach, the 28-year-old Cooper lookalike who went viral last year as “Cradley Booper” after fooling folks at the Sundance Film Festival on a dare. Katzenbach has a twin brother, Scott, and the pair have regularly been mistaken for the 42-year-old actor over the years.
But as it turns out, there is room for yet another Bradley Cooper lookalike in the world. Only this one is bald. And British.
As the Sun reports, viewers of the BBC game show Bargain Hunt spotted the Cooper doppelgänger on an episode of the series this week. Pitting couples against one another to find and flip antiques, this show’s most recent episode features contestant Chris, a former soldier who bears a pretty striking resemblance to Cooper at first glance:
Sure, it isn’t spot on, but Chris’ blue eyes and slight facial hair do recall the Silver Linings Playbook star’s trademark look. The result is something of an alternate universe Cooper — one who is a humble British man with a love for antiques, rather than the Hollywood megastar (and former Daily News intern) we’ve come to know.
However, that is sort of where the similarities end. As Chris told host Natasha Ruskin, he is a married man of six years, and wed his wife, Claire, after her uncle introduced the pair at a pub. An animal-lover, Chris also has a pet snake named Bruce.
Cooper, meanwhile, is a new dad. His girlfriend Irina Shayk gave birth to the couple’s first child in March. Cooper’s A Star Is Born, which the actor co-wrote, directs, and stars in (along with Lady Gaga), is set for release on Sept. 28, 2018.
Despite the fact that Chris and Cooper are clearly different people, some Bargain Hunt fans were overjoyed that a Cooper lookalike was making an appearance on the show:
Today’s Bargain Hunt features a bald Bradley Cooper. pic.twitter.com/OQDHOPfddF
— Neil (@_Enanem_) August 16, 2017
🎶 Bald Bradley Cooper
You’re just a bald Bradley Cooper
Bald Bradley Coooooper
You’re just a bald Bradley Cooper 🎶
— David★Jack (@DamJef) August 16, 2017
Could be a spoiler for the new Hangover4.
— chris (@Mrmc1977) August 16, 2017
With that in mind, Chris may want to watch out. As original Cooper doppelgänger Katzenbach told Page Six last year, the attention he gets for looking like an A-list star is “kind of like a daily struggle.” In the end, it may just be best to stick to antiques.