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Siobhan Macdonald

Outlander star Graham McTavish has fans in hysterics with Sam Heughan lookalike

Graham McTavish has had floods of fans in stitches laughing with a Sam Heughan lookalike.

The two Scots actors became fast friends during their time on the hit Starz historical fantasy show, where Sam, 42, plays Highland warrior Jamie Fraser, and Graham, 61, played Dougal MacKenzie before he met his demise. Since then, the two have co-wrote two books together, 'The Clanlands Almanac: Seasonal Stories from Scotland', and, 'Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other', as well as two seasons of their travel show Men In Kilts.

Taking to Instagram, Graham shared a snap beside a ginger bearded mascot and quickly noticed the similarities between him and Outlander 's Jamie. Captioning the funny post, he said: "Such a nice surprise to bump into @samheughan at @scotfest here in Oklahoma. The beard is really coming on well. The pipe and drum bands were fantastic as always!!! #oklahoma #samgrowsabeard "

Sam quickly responded with: "Ah my doppelgänger, beard finally bigger than yours!" Fans loved the hilarious interaction between the two and took to the comments of the post.

One penned: "Graham, you just can’t get away from him can you?" Another wrote: "He's getting handsomer as the days go by!"

Graham shared a cheeky jibe towards Sam (Instagram)

"Someone’s been bulking up," joked a third fan, while another said: "Funny...I always thought he was taller"

This comes after Graham recently opened up about his close friendship with Sam. Speaking to Square Mile, McTavish revealed their first idea was a podcast. “Then we were gonna do GoPros,” he said. “I don’t know how that would’ve worked. One on my head, one on his? It was a ridiculous idea. And then we just said, ‘why don’t we just get a film crew together?’”

“We are very well suited,” he says, speaking of his close relationship with his co-star. “We’re very different in lots of ways. He’s kind of like my unruly teenage son and I’m his grumpy dad, in a weird, weird way. I mean, technically I could just about be his dad.”

Last year, Heughan was interviewed for Square Mile by Lucifer's Tom Hellis, and the men took great pleasure in discussing their mutual friend McTavish and the first series of Men in Kilts. “It is a slightly dysfunctional relationship,” said Heughan. “We bicker quite a lot but I think that’s the joy.

“Graham plays these characters who are quite masculine, quite aggressive. He’s a character. He’s well built. But in real life Graham is a total teddy bear and extremely nervous around dangerous things. The joy of Men in Kilts was getting him to do things that he didn’t want to do.”

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