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General Election 2019: I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here footballer Ian Wright is new face on Tom Tugendhat billboard

The latest instalment in a series of pranks has seen a former Arsenal footballer replace an election candidate on a campaign poster.

Ian Wright, who is taking part in this year's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, is on Tory Tom Tugendhat's promotional notice in Leybourne this morning.

Ian Wright is the latest face to replace Tom Tugendhat
Ian Wright is the latest face to replace Tom Tugendhat

A mischievous group has been busy replacing the Tonbridge and Malling candidate's face on the billboard at the junction of Castle Way and Oxley Shaw Lane this week.

Others to feature on the coveted spot include the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley, Rocket Man Sir Elton John, Strictly Come Dancing legend Bruce Forsyth, and children's favourite Buzz Lightyear.

Mr Tugendhat posted on his Facebook page on Monday challenging the group to repeat the antics of the last election in 2017 which saw Tom Selleck, Margaret Thatcher, Borat and others, wearing his suit and tie.

The pranksters have confessed to the latest acts of mischief.

A spokesman for the group said: "In the last election our simple prank of changing Tom’s face every day provoked a fantastic response.

"People were looking forward to seeing who it would be each day, and it brought a bit off harmless fun to the community.

"As soon as the sign went up this year we knew we had to ‘put the team back together’ and bring back the fun once again.

"We have had added challenges this year, with the wet weather and Tom’s face increasing dramatically in size, however we are hoping to add a new surprise every day in the run up to the election.

"We are making every effort not to be political - it is simply for the enjoyment of the people of Leybourne.

"We are glad that Tom has taken the prank well and that he seems to enjoy finding out who he will become each day.

"In the most divisive election in years, hopefully our small prank can bring some smiles to proceedings."

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