The Czech Republic’s equivalent of the Oscars had an absolute nightmare last night after letting a Jim Carrey lookalike on stage.
But they weren’t being generous to the lookalike by giving him some paid work – they actually thought it WAS Jim Carrey.
The phoney managed to swindle his way past event organisers and line himself up for the stage in order to give out an award – and then did just that.
Host and Czech TV personality, Lucie Vyborna, initially dismissed the hoax by telling Blesk newspaper that ‘it was really him’.
Shortly after, however, Film director and event supervisor Jan Sverak said:
We have become very likely the target of a very elaborate hoax. I’m so sorry.
I am very sorry, I apologise. It was not my intention, but I must salute someone’s perfect game in managing to con us.