Ron Hesketh, 83, a keen gardener from Banks, found himself at the center of an international media storm this week, after growing a turnip with an uncanny resemblance to the American rapper, will.i.am.
“I was just digging up my latest crop of turnips,” Hesketh told us, “And there it was. One that looked exactly like will.i.am.”
Unfortunately, we are unable to show you a photograph of the turnip as Ron’s wife Ethel put it into a stew last Thursday.
“She said it looked nothing like him.” Hesketh explained.
“Although I did grow a carrot in ’92 that even Ethel said looked a bit like Rick Astley in the right light.”