Russell Kane mistaken for Grimshaw daily

Russell Kane has revealed he gets mistaken for Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw on a daily basis, but joked he's got a better deal than the TV presenter

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Russell Kane gets mistaken for Nick Grimshaw "at least once a day".

The 34-year-old comedian has admitted people regularly think he is the TV and radio presenter and start talking to him about 'Sweat the Small Stuff' - which the Radio 1 DJ hosts alongside Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom - but doesn't mind too much because he thinks he's got the better deal.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "A young lad once came up to me going, 'Oh my god, I can't believe you're here, I really love that show you do with Melvin and that girl from the Saturdays.' So he was sort of halfway between giving me a 'Grimmying'. I get it at least once a day.

"I think for Grimmy it's not as much of a beneficial experience. He's obviously super cool and goes to fashion shows and has pop star friends and I'm just a k******d. So for me to get muddled up with him works in my favour really!"

Russell thinks Nick is probably not quite as laid-back as him about the pair being likened to each other because he is often seen at far swankier events.

He added: "It's got to be happening to him as well, if he's in a place where it's a comedy event he must be getting it in the other direction. He never tweets about it or anything so maybe he doesn't like it."

Russell will be hosting the This Is Comedy gala on the December 1 at Vaudeville Theatre. @thisiscomedy14 Tickets: http://www.nimaxtheatres.com/vaudeville-theatre/

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