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It’s Freddie Mercury in a pork chop!

- ■ by JERRY LAWTON jerry.lawton@dailystar.co.uk

QUEEN fan Derek Simms was cooking a pork chop when he spotted his hero Freddie Mercury staring back at him.

The father of two said: “I’ve never seen anything like it. 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 up I called over my wife and she clocked it straight away.”

The engineer, from Blackpool, is such a devotee of the late star he took pictures and thought about preserving the chop. Yet Derek, 47, finally gave way to hunger pangs and wolfed it down after he and wife Donna, 46, “looked at it for a minute or two”.

He said: “We were both hungry, so ended up eating it. “I know it’s a bit silly but I have shown people and they say it is a dead ringer for Freddie. I’m a big fan.”

The singer died in 1991 and Derek added: “I never saw him live but I would have loved to.’’

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GRILLER QUEEN: The pork chop, Freddie and Queen fan Derek, below
■ GRILLER QUEEN: The pork chop, Freddie and Queen fan Derek, below
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