Alex Salmond lookalike bemoans lack of work

John MacLeod, right, pictured with a David Cameron lookalike. Picture: Submitted
John MacLeod, right, pictured with a David Cameron lookalike. Picture: Submitted
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ALEX Salmond’s departure as Scottish First Minister has left one person fuming - the former SNP leader’s lookalike, John MacLeod.

Mr MacLeod, from Blackburn in Aberdeenshire, has found work hard to come by since Mr Salmond announced his intention to stand down.

He told BBC Good Morning Scotland programme that he was optimistic of an upturn in his fortunes.


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Mr MacLeod also revealed how he was signed up by the Susan Scott Lookalikes agency due to his remarkable resemblance to the politician, and predicted a busy time for any Nicola Sturgeon lookalikes.

On his website profile, Mr MacLeod is labelled as lookalike, soundalike and ‘interactive’.

He told the BBC: “People would say ‘there’s Alex Salmond.’ I have the same face, and everything, same looks. I used to be a skinny lad, and I just put on weight.

“Susan phoned me and asked if I could send some photos. It was ace, really good fun. We did a few stunts.”

Mr MacLeod has never met the former First Minister, but thinks Mr Salmond would find it ‘hilarious’ if the two met.

He added: “Whoever gets [Nicola Sturgeon’s lookalike] will make money.”


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