EMMERDALE bad boy Cain Dingle dropped into an Accrington amusement arcade and came face-to-face with his lookalike.
Jeff Hordley, who has just left the soap after six years, signed autographs for queuing fans at the official opening of Quicksilver on Broadway.
And he met the man who says he's his double, Accrington gardener David Montgomery.
David, 36, of Henry Street, was encouraged to join the queue of fans by his best friend Gerard Hartley who thought it would be funny to bring the two men together.
David said: "I get people calling me Cain and saying I look like him all the time.
"When he came into the soap six years ago it was a novelty but it's a bit boring now.
"I seem to get mistaken for him more when I'm on holiday. People realise I'm not the real Cain but they still like to pass some witty remark."
David, who works at Dairy Express in Burnley and runs Monty's garden maintenance, had once hoped for a career in television himself.
He said: "When I was younger I thought about going into television and I applied to be an extra with an agency but I didn't get anywhere.
"It's a shame I didn't apply to be Cain Dingle if that was the look they wanted but I have to say that I had long hair before Cain appeared on television."
The real Cain, Jeff Hordley, declined to have his photo taken with David, but confused fans mistakenly grabbed David to ask for his autograph on his way out.
David said: "It was a shame he wouldn't pose for a photograph but it was a good laugh popping down to see him.
"He was supposedly paid a big sum when he left the soap so I'll be glad when people stop coming up to me and asking me what I've done with all the money."