Channel 4 has commissioned The World’s Most Identical Strangers (w/t), a one-off documentary from Mentorn Media
Channel 4 has commissioned The World’s Most Identical Strangers (w/t), a one-off documentary from Mentorn Media in association with VIP, it was announced, today (Tuesday 11th October, 2016).
It is thought that for every face, there are seven doppelgänger matches around the world. Social media is fuelling a huge global phenomenon of people searching for their doppelgängers.
The phenomenon has also caught the attention of leading twin-experts at the Department of Twin Research at St Thomas' Hospital, London. They have been studying similarities between identical twins for years but now they're interested in seeing what they can learn from these non-related pairings.
In the hour long documentary, The World’s Most Identical Strangers (w/t), cameras follow the scientists and seven pairs of twin strangers as they meet, get to know each other and undergo tests to reveal which pair is the most identical doppelgängers.
Lucy Leveugle, Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at Channel 4 said: “With social networks meaning the world is effectively a smaller place, this programme documents and heightens the phenomenon that are twin strangers. With extraordinary visuals, it’s a great play along too – spot the difference.”
Tayte Simpson, Director of Programmes and Executive Producer, Mentorn Media said: “In a time of the selfie culture, people’s curiosity with finding their doppelgänger has become a fascinating obsession. With the experts at St. Thomas’ Hospital we hope that The World’s Most Identical Strangers will prove that we are more alike than we know and shed light on how we perceive each other.”
The World’s Most Identical Strangers (w/t) has been commissioned by Lucy Leveugle for Channel 4 and will be executive produced by Tayte Simpson, Director of Programmes, for Mentorn Media.