With his short brown hair, thin nose, and rounded face, viewers are convinced a naked puppet in a new budget hotel advert is based on Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Travelodge advert features a group of singing puppets, including an everyman character called Max who visits a hotel with his wife and child, Sophie and Lily.
Hundreds of viewers who have seen the new advert tweeted in faux shock that the Prime Minister appears to have a job on the side.
Some congratulated the Prime Minister for securing a part-time job, while most simply asking "Why is David Cameron advertising for Travelodge?"
I see that David Cameron had a back up plan should he have lost the election here he is in the new Travelodge advert pic.twitter.com/d8dAfjzoGm— Charlie Hayes (@oxfcharlie) May 18, 2015
Fantastic seeing David Cameron is settling into his new part time job on the new Travelodge advert. pic.twitter.com/8FWyMU2mlf— Christopher Mullen (@MrMullenChris) June 8, 2015
Amazing that somehow during his election campaign David Cameron still fitted in doing an advert for Travelodge. pic.twitter.com/MEevjzwdwT— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) May 10, 2015
But Travelodge has stressed that the likeness is a co-incidence, which is just as well, as it is illegal to use characteristic which could identify a person, including they name, likeness or voice, without permission for a commercial purpose.
A spokesman for the firm told The Mirror: “Perhaps he just has one of those familiar-looking faces because it's also been pointed out that Max looks a bit like the former England manager Fabio Capello as well.”
Last year, Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero launched a $250million lawsuit against the makers of The Simpsons, claiming the programme “based this character on his own personality” and had contributed to "type-casting" him.Reuse content