AS the Fukushima nuclear power station teeters on the brink of a catastrophic meltdown, someone has pointed out that it looks a bit like Fern Britton.
Helen Archer, a housewife from Stevenage, said she was looking at a satellite photo of the plant on the internet when she was struck by its resemblance to the daytime TV presenter and gastric band wrestler.
Archer revealed: “I said to my husband, ‘that massive nuclear power station in Japan that won’t stop exploding looks a bit like Fern Britton, doesn’t it?’.
“And he said ‘yes, it does’ and so I took a picture of the photograph with my phone and put it on the internet.
“Next thing I know it’s been retweeted by Natasha Kaplinsky and now everybody is using up part of their life to talk about it.”
Meanwhile even the engineers battling the steadily worsening crisis
at the tsunami-hit plant have been struck by the Fern Britton-ness of
their insanely dangerous workplace.
Yusho Takamori said: “Oh that’s brilliant. It totally does.”
But his colleague Ito Hotoshi said: “I think it looks more like Lorraine Kelly.”
Fukushima is the latest building that obviously looks like a famous person. A Tesco Metro in Finsbury Park has been listed thanks to its similarity to Princess Anne, a former council house in Peterborough was transformed into Ernie Wise after the addition of a conservatory and last month a pro-choice atheist spent two hours arguing with a derelict church full of horse manure after mistaking it for Anne Widdecombe.