Take That's Howard Donald mocked for sharing fake picture of him with David Bowie
Take That star Howard Donald is being mocked online for a photo he posted of him and the late David Bowie - after eagle-eyed fans spotted the music legend's head was photoshopped in over Gary Barlow's.
The pop star took to Instagram to share his thoughts on Bowie, and posted a picture appearing showing the icon between Donald and band mate Mark Owen with his arms around them.
But a Twitter user spotted the similarity to another photo from 2015 and posted both images, with the original showing Barlow in Bowie's place with his arms draped around Donald and Owen.
Subsequently another person pointed out the photo of Bowie was actually taken in 2007.
Writing on Instagram, 52-year-old Donald said: "I was just gonna put this on my stories but then I though this is much more worthy of the main feed.
"For sure I was very nervous meeting @davidbowie as I'm not so comfortable around other famous people and can get star struck quite easily, but he was so normal and down to earth which made me feel at ease.
"Plus it was an opportunity I was never gonna miss and so glad I had the balls to ask. Will there ever be anyone as musically talented as the man himself?
"And also someone that changed fashions and music styles like nobody else. Doubt it! Was a pleasure Mr Bowie."
In important Take That news, Howard Donald has posted a photo of himself with David Bowie, which it later transpires is Bowie photoshopped over Gary Barlow's face pic.twitter.com/qqBQ8bCj0P— Major Charles Innocent (@JoeStephenson96) July 18, 2020
But the forgery was spotted and subsequently uploaded to Twitter, which opened the floodgates for Donald to receive some gentle mockery.
One person simply responded "Face Oddity" a play on Bowie's famous song Space Oddity. But the puns didn't stop there with one user writing "Fake That".
Someone else wrote: "Petition to photoshop David Bowie's face over every Barlow photo."
Others pointed out Donald had probably met Bowie at some point but had perhaps been tricked into thinking the photo he posted was real.
He is certainly a fan of the Ziggy Stardust singer. In 2015 wife Katie Halil gave birth to a baby son they named Bowie.
- This article originally appeared on Yahoo.