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Mystery surrounds a competition in Ashford which offers applicants the chance to win £1,000 in exchange for the best Chewbacca impression

By Samantha Williams

A poster offering £1,000 prize money in exchange for the best sounding Chewbacca roar has appeared in Ashford.

The sign was spotted in a shop window in Bank Street yesterday, which coincided with April Fool’s Day.

It reads: “Chewbacca Roar Competition! Win £1,000. Phone this number 07548917069 and leave your best roar and your name to enter.”

A picture of the hairy Star Wars character accompanies the poster.

This poster is asking people to leave Voicemails sounding like a wookie roaring

Applicants who call will be greeted with a Voicemail message that says: “Hi, and thanks for calling our Chewbacca roar competition, for your chance to win leave your best roar after the beep,” followed by the Wookie’s iconic groan.

Chewbacca is a fictional character who features in four of the six Star Wars’ movies.

He was portrayed by Peter Mayhew , who was chosen for his height - standing at seven foot three inches.

Chewbacca: part walrus, part lion, part camel, part bear, part rabbit, pat tiger and part badger

His voice was created from a mix of recordings of walruses, lions, camels, bears, rabbits, tigers and badgers.

It is not known whether the poster was part of an elaborate April Fool’s Day prank, a scam or a legitimate competition.

Do you know who is running the Chewbacca roar competition? Let us know by emailing kentishexpress@thekmgroup.co.uk or calling the newsroom on 01233 623232.

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