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Adrian Chiles reveals he has naked double on OnlyFans

The star said his lookalike is raking it in on the platform

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09:  Adrian Chiles attends his Screen Epiphany of 'Sergeant York' at BFI Southbank on March 9, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Adrian Chiles has a naked lookalike. (Getty Images)

Adrian Chiles has told of his shock after discovering a man has apparently been making a fortune on OnlyFans as his naked lookalike.

The TV star, 55, said he was sent a news story about a man called Mike, from Leeds, who claimed to be making big bucks on the adults-only platform.

The man said he was paid to do things like strip while reading football results and that one women asked him to eat crumpets naked.

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Chiles wrote in The Guardian: “As soon as I’d got the gist of the story, recoiling in horror, I pinched the page smaller again so I could read no more. I’d seen as much as I could stand for a moment.”

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Adrian Chiles arrives pitch side for the start of the Cyrille Regis Tributes during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on February 3, 2018 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images)
Adrian Chiles discovered a man makes money on OnlyFans from looking like him. (AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images)

The star said that after taking a few deep breaths he had another look at the details as he attempted to “get to the, er, bottom of this madness”.

He learned that the man started off with “vanilla” suggestions from fans called “Chillies” but that things stepped up a bit to some racier requests.

Mike said one fan even forked out a whopping £500 for him to read Chiles’ Guardian piece out loud while performing a sex act on himself.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29:  Adrian Chiles attends the Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2018 at Queen Elizabeth Hall on November 29, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
The TV star shared the story in his column. (WireImage)

The TV star said he had learned a lot about himself from his response to the story, and admitted that he couldn't help feeling a bit proud and that if he found out it wasn’t true he would actually be a little disappointed.

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“And finally, I must admit I did think, if only briefly, that this chap’s making a grand a day, and if things went very wrong for me – well, never say never,” he joked.

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