Despite the shocking similarities, the above picture is not lunch time in the Radio Times office. Instead, it is the winning photo of six year-old Flynn Gordon, who has been crowned the UK’s biggest Doctor Who superfan – an accolade sure to make a fair few grown-ups jealous.
Flynn was chosen from hundreds of entrants aged 5-13 by children’s magazine Doctor Who Adventures, after sending in a picture of himself and his twin brother Crombie having a tea party with their Doctor Who toys, accompanied by a letter describing the extent of their fandom.
As a prize for his dedication, Flynn won a Cyberman visit his Primary School in Inverness and a VIP family ticket to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration in London.
“When I found out I had won the competition, I couldn’t believe it,” said Flynn. “All of my dreams have come true, forever and ever, for all of my life. When I grow up, I’d like to be Doctor Who but so would my twin brother Crombie, so we would take turns as we are identical. When the cyberman visited my school, some of the boys and girls were really frightened but I wasn’t. I gave him a cuddle.”
What a guy.
Moray Laing, editor of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, said: “We had so many brilliant entries for the Superfan competition, but Flynn’s Monster Tea Party was an incredibly creative and unique idea. Accompanying his photograph, were new monster designs for the show and a fantastic letter telling us what Doctor Who means to him and his brother Crombie – who are known at school as the ‘Doctor Who twins’.
“The brothers celebrate the 50th anniversary perfectly by dressing up as the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors – and with such impressive attention to detail. If you look closely at the photo, you’ll see Jammie Dodgers and Dalek pancakes on the cake stand!”
The mind boggles as to what Flynn and Crombie will be having for tea come Saturday night…
For more on Doctor Who’s newest celebrity, pick up the interactive 3D 50th anniversary issue of Doctor Who Adventures, out 27 November. It comes with an Eleventh Doctor dress-up set, 3D glasses and a “super-scary” Weeping Angel poster.