A local man from Dorking was facing humiliation in the town last night when it was discovered he accidentally mixed up TV experts ITV money saving expert Martin Lewis and Channel 4 property buying expert Phil whatshisname, the bloke who hangs around with Kirstie whatsername.
The man, who took out a super injunction stopping us from naming him who in on our worldwide publication for fear for further pee taking, told how his local high street was closed off for filming on Monday, but as a security guard for the local bakery he was able to pass by the closed off area while filming commenced, and mingle with the cast and crew.
Upon entering the cordoned off area he noticed 'the expert bloke off the telly' who was in fact Phil whatshisname the property expert, but 'Local Security' guard man thought Phil was the money saving expert Martin and asked him if he had two minutes to spare at the end of filming to advise about getting some PPI payments back. "You've got the wrong bloke" said Phil whatshisname. "I'm the property buying expert off the telly, not the money saving expert off the telly. "We do look alike" he acknowledged.
The news soon spread around the village, and the local man has become a laughing stock. "Fancy getting the TV experts mixed up" said Mr Patel who runs the post office. "Whatever next - he'll be going into the estate agent for advice on high saving interest accounts and pensions" said Mabel Thorpe who works in the bakery.
The local man is now considering changing his name, selling his television and moving to the Isle of Wight where nobody knows him.