Awkward moment presenter stands next to mugshot of twin perp

Posted on Feb 11 2016 - 5:00pm by
Viewers didn't know what to think when "Crimewatch" presenter Jason Mohammad pulled up a mugshot of the perpClaudia HQ/YouTube

Viewers didn’t know what to think when “Crimewatch” presenter Jason Mohammad pulled up a mugshot of the perp

It won’t be easy to talk his way out of this one.

Things got a tad awkward for a British crime show host on Tuesday when the criminal’s mugshot the anchor found himself standing next to had a very familiar face — his own.

Jason Mohammed, the host of BBC’s hard-hitting “Crimewatch”, was in the middle of a routine segment with his co-host, Sophie Raworth, when the anchors got on to the topic of Viktor Lakatos — a nasty perp and Mohammed’s doppelganger.

Lakatos, the lookalike, was convicted and sentenced to 18 years in prison for attacking an elderly man with knuckle-dusters following an appeal on the popular crime show.

While Mohammed and Raworth assured viewers the miscreant was behind bars — some audience members seeing double weren’t so sure.

Twitter users responded hilariously to the awkward encounter:

Mohammed kept a sense of humor about the uncanny resemblance and joked about it on social media.

“Thanks for the tweets. And yes, I’ve seen the picture,” he tweeted.

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