I am England's best Jordan Henderson lookalike – I am so good I get mobbed by fans & even Hendo's DAD agrees | The Sun
ENGLAND'S best Jordan Henderson lookalike has revealed he gets mobbed for photographs by unsuspecting fans, and even the player's dad agrees he's his spitting image.
Jack West from Essex says the resemblance is so uncanny that he gets shouts of "Hendo!" multiple times a day.
The resemblance was first spotted about eight or nine years ago after Henderson made his big-money move to Liverpool in 2011.
And last weekend, when the midfielder slotted home the first of England's goals in a 3-0 demolition of Senegal, Jack said he was mobbed in the pub by Three Lions fans.
Jack told The Sun Online he first got compared to the Sunderland-born player after his transfer to Liverpool, but as his profile grew the number of people who noticed the similarity has grown and grown.
"Now I must get called 'Hendo' at least two to three times a day," he said.
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Jack, who works for fellow Premier League side Chelsea, said he has never met his doppelganger in person, but both have family in the North East.
He revealed that one time, his friend bumped into Henderson's dad at a pub and got talking to him about how much Jack looked like his famous son.
"She showed him a few photos, he agreed and thought it was hilarious!" he said.
On another occasion, Jack said he was "mobbed" by a group of children while on holiday in Tenerife after they mistook him for the Liverpool legend.
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"I was walking along the seafront near the beach when all of a sudden, four to five screaming kids ran up to me," he said.
"It was weird, they were grabbing and touching me. Then one of them gestured that they wanted a photo."
Bemused, Jack let them take a picture with him, although he still had no idea what was going on.
But then, one of the group told him: "Good luck for this season, we love Liverpool!"
And on Transfer Deadline Day this year, Jack revealed he was swarmed by camera crews as he pulled out of Chelsea's Cobham training ground who briefly thought the west London club had made an audacious last-minute bid for the Anfield star.
When I wound down the window, they realised it wasn't him," he said. "If I was driving a Lamborghini or a Ferrari I would probably have got away with that one!"
I must get called 'Hendo' at least two to three times a day
Most recently, he was in a pub for his parents' birthday party during last Sunday's Senegal game, where England strolled to a 3-0 victory.
When Henderson opened the scoring in the 39th minute, Jack said: "People mobbed me in the pub to celebrate."
Jack says when he goes to see his family in Newcastle, he often gets funny looks from Geordies wondering what diehard Sunderland fan Henderson is doing there.
His girlfriend, Hayley, also finds the resemblance remarkable, and Jack says she "finds it funny" when she sees him on the pitch.
However, he doesn't think his girlfriend is with him because of the celebrity, admitting: "She's more of a David Beckham fan."
So far, the likeness hasn't led to messages from women, as happened to British Jack Grealish lookalike Liam Wilson.
"I haven't had people slide into my DMs," he admitted, "but I reckon if I went out in Liverpool I'd have a better chance."
Jack's striking similarity to Henderson has gotten him noticed, so much so that Specsavers have signed him up for their national ad campaign Specsavers Second Squad.
The ads being shared on the official Specsavers Twitter and Tiktok accounts see England lookalikes come together to share pundit-style commentary.
Completing the squad for the doppelganger dream team are lookalikes for Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Harry Maguire, Jordan Pickford, and manager Gareth Southgate.
Ahead of England's hotly-anticipated World Cup Quarter-Final today against France, Jack has also given his predictions for the game and offered his advice on how Henderson and co can stop Kylian Mbappe.
"It will be a really tight game, nothing like the Senegal match," he said. "France have been on fire at this tournament, and they have a real attacking threat.
"Mbappe is their danger man, he has been the player of the tournament and is probably the greatest footballer in the world at the moment."
He also warns that England will have to keep close tabs on former Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, who has beaten France's all-time goalscoring record at this tournament.
So how do England stop a player like Mbappe?
"We need to deal with Mbappe's base, get Kyle Walker and tight to him, and don't let him get into his stride," he said.
"If we don't, it's going to be a long night."
"With a few little mind games to throw him off his stride, hopefully, Walker will do a job on him."
What is Jack's prediction?
"I think it'll be 1-0 England, with a Harry Kane winner," he said. "Obviously, Henderson will be man of the match."
And so to the all-important question, is it coming home this year?
"If we beat France, I can see us getting through to the final," he said. "It's likely to be Portugal in the semis."
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That would most probably set up a mouth-watering World Cup final against Argentina or Croatia, England's first since 1966.
Jack said: "It's a World Cup final, so anything can happen."
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