Man stunned to see Freddie Mercury appear in dinner

A dad-of-two was left totally starstruck after he says Queen frontman Freddie Mercury appeared on the pork chop he was making for dinner.

Derek Simms, 47, says he placed the piece of meat into the frying pan at his home in Blackpool only to see the rocker appear 10 minutes later.

Engineer Derek said: "I've never seen anything like it.

Pork chop

"I've cooked a lot of things and lived a lot of years but I've never seen my food resemble a celebrity before.

"Before I served it up I called over my wife and she clocked it straight away.

"We looked at it for a minute of two but we were both hungry so I ended up eating it.

"I know it's a bit silly but I've shown people and they say it's a dead ringer for Freddie.

"I'm a big fan. I never saw him live but I would have loved to.

"I just don't know what else to say. It was a nice surprise."

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Date Unknown ** QUEEN FREDDIE MERCURY (LEAD SINGER)(Photo by Gary Merrin/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
The four members of the band 'Queen' at Heathrow Airport, where they were heading to the USA for the beginning of a world tour. (l-r) Brian May, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury and John Deacon.
Queen frontman Freddie Mercury at Heathrow Airport, where the band were heading to the USA for the beginning of a world tour.
Queen rock band, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Brian May and Freddie Mercury (left to right), with silver, gold and platinum awards they recieved from the British Phonographic Institute, for the sales of Bohemian Rhapsody and two albums.
Date Unknown ** QUEEN ROGER TAYLOR (DRUMMER) AND FREDDIE MERCURY (LEAD SINGER) (Photo by Gary Merrin/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
Date Unknown ** QUEEN FREDDIE MERCURY (LEAD SINGER) AND JOHN DEACON (BASSIST) (Photo by Gary Merrin/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
Date Unknown ** QUEEN FREDDIE MERCURY (LEAD SINGER)(Photo by Gary Merrin/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
Date Unknown ** QUEEN JOHN DEACON (BASSIST) AND FREDDIE MERCURY (LEAD SINGER) (Photo by Gary Merrin/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
Rock band 'Queen' in London to receive a British Phonographic Institute Platinum , Gold and Silver award for record sales. (l-r) John Deacon, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May.
Bono, Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury were among pop stars to join in Live Aid.
Date Unknown ** FREDDIE MERCURY (Photo by Alpha/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen, during the Live Aid concert.
Date Unknown ** FREDDIE MERCURY ON STAGE AND LEAD SINGER FROM THE POP GROUP "QUEEN" (Photo by IPOL/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
Lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury on stage.
Date Unknown ** FREDDIE MERCURY (Photo by Alpha/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
Freddie Mercury, of the pop band Queen, performing on stage during the Live Aid concert.
Freddie Mercury with Anita Dobson.
Freddie Mercury, 39, outrageous king of rock group Queen.
Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe perform their hit song Barcelona during an outdoor concert held on the slopes of Barcelona's Montjuich park, to celebrate the arrival of the olympic flag from Seoul and the launch of Spain's four-year Cultural Olympiad.
The black Rolls-Royce carrying the coffin of pop star Freddie Mercury arrives at West London Crematorium in Harrow Road.
1991: Singer and pianist Elton John arriving at West London Crematorium for the funeral of rock singer Freddie Mercury, who died from Aids last Sunday.
A video of Freddie Mercury on a big screen during the London Olympic Games 2012 Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, London. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 12, 2012. See PA story Olympics . Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Brian May arrives for an evening of comedy and music to celebrate, what would have been, Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday at the Savoy Hotel in London
PICTURE EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01, WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2016. Jamie Theakston dresses as his favourite "loud icon", Freddie Mercury, to raise awareness for Global's Make Some Noise charity, at their radio studios in Leicester Square, London. Global's Make Some Noise is encouraging the public to dress loud on 7th October to raise money for the charity. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY A light installation celebrating the Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody is launched at Carnaby Street in London. The lights featuring Freddie Mercury's lyrics will illuminate the street until January, in celebration of the upcoming film Bohemian Rhapsody.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Brian May (centre left) and Roger Taylor (centre right) with the cast of the Bohemian Rhapsody film at the official launch of a light installation celebrating the Queen song at Carnaby Street in London. The lights featuring Freddie Mercury's lyrics will illuminate the street until January, in honour of the upcoming movie.
Date Unknown ** FREDDIE MERCURY (Photo by Alpha/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
Jan 27, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Rami Malek accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his role as Freddie Mercury in the motion picture “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY NETWORK/Sipa USA
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