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16th Mar 2020

The viral star being called ‘The Real David Brent’

Wil Jones

Entertainer first, boss second, internet star third

Rob Locke is an actor and TV presenter who has appeared in hit shows like CSIRay Donovan and Two Broke Girls. However, last week he became an internet hit, not for any of those shows, but instead for his appearance on home shopping channel Ideal World, which is also broadcast overnight on ITV1.

The reason? Because viewers though he shared more than a passing resemblance to David Brent, aka Ricky Gervais’ character in The Office.

We caught up with Rob Locke to talk about what going viral has been like, and the time multiple celebs got a photo with him thinking he was the real Gervais.