If you’re a male with ginger hair and a bit of stubble, you’re in some serious luck because according to latest opinions, that pretty much makes you Prince Harry’s double.
You know when you think about something (or someone) so much you start to see things that remind you of it everywhere? Well, we think a certain TV show judge has experienced a chronic case of that particular sensation — to the point where we’re worried for his eyesight.
On this week’s premiere episode of Master Chef Australia, renowned television judge and chef George Calombaris shared an opinion on a particular contestant that had us scratching our heads.
Budding chef Tim (who funnily enough flaunts a ginger mop and stubble) entered the famed kitchen looking hopeful, and George was dumbfounded as he laid eyes on him.
“Oh my god… you look familiar!” the judge exclaimed. As if he knew exactly what was coming, Tim answered a furtive “Yeah…”
The lightbulb went off for George as he delightfully declared, “You look like Prince Harry!” His revelation was met with scoffs from his fellow judges.
“Oh my god, George, seriously?” Gary Mehigan quipped. But George was determined.
“Am I the first one?” He asked. Tim replied, “No, you’re not.”
Triumphant, George turned to Gary saying, “Well I think Gary is a little bit slow…”
Because of the amount of attention on Prince Harry as he prepares to become a first-time dad, the Master Chef premiere hyped up the look-alike for all it was worth. And to humor it for a moment, we can see where George is coming from. Tim does have the flame-colored roots, complete with a cheeky grin reminiscent of our favorite royal. But that’s about where it ends.
Tim impressed the judges enough to make it to the final 24 — and earned himself some new social media followers. “This pork belly guy is future Prince Harry,” remarked one Twitter user. “Prince Harry is the perfect contestant. Hope he can cook,” another quipped.
Fans were also impressed with his work in education, where he has a passion for working with kids to encourage them to grow their own produce. “I like Tim already #MasterChefAU Ok, the fact that he works in education gives him bonus points,” a fan wrote on Twitter. Past Masterchef winner Elena Duggan also weighed in, writing, “Yay for kitchen gardens, educating, and empowering youngsters!!!”
Prince Harry’s affinity with young children is also undeniable, with royal fans reveling in the many sweet moments he shares with them at various events. Perhaps these two have more in common than we thought.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.