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Is Craig David in Maxxx? Or does the Channel 4 show have a talented lookalike?

Iram Sharifah Khan November 5, 2020
Is Craig David in Maxxx? Or does the Channel 4 show have a talented lookalike?

Maxxx is set to air again on Channel 4 tonight and people are wondering about the star of the show. Let’s find out more about the show and the answer to the question on everyone’s mind – is Craig David in Maxxx?

Is Craig David in Maxxx?

You may have seen a trailer or poster for Maxxx and thought “hang on, that’s only our very own Craig David”?

If that’s the case, we’re sorry to say you’re sorely mistaken! In fact, Maxxx is played by Craig David lookalike O-T Fagbenle.

Of course we can!

Craig David recently signed a publishing deal that has kept him busy. He now works with New York company Round Hill Music.

Who is Craig David’s lookalike?

This isn’t the first time people have mistaken Fagbenle for Craig David. Los Angeles Times wrote: “O-T Fagbenle was standing outside a train station when he was first mistaken for singer-songwriter Craig David.”

O-T Fagbenle not only stars in Maxxx, he also created it! Fagbenle was born in London in 1981. His full name is Olatunde Olateju Olaolorun Fagbenle.

He has starred in many well known TV series, starting out in EastEnders and Hollyoaks and working his way up to The Handmaid’s Tale.

According to IMDB, he has been named one of Backstage magazine’s 30 actors to watch.

What is Maxxx about?

Maxxx is a Channel 4 television series. The synopsis states: “Hilariously outrageous comedy that takes a cringe-inducing peek behind the pop world’s curtain as former boyband star turned tabloid laughing stock Maxxx tries to relaunch his music career.”

The series, released on 29 October 2020 follows Maxxx through six episodes, each episode running between 21 and 24 minutes.

Really does look like Craig David!

You can watch the trailer below:

Craig David lookalikes

While Craig David has a distinctive look and a hugely successful career, adult comedy show Bo Selecta! picked on him significantly in 2002.

Fans have posted on social media who else they think looks like Craig David:

(He does not!)

Other comparisons include Ashley Banjo from Diversity, which may just be about the beard:

It seems anyone with an iconic soul patch and a beanie can be called a Craig David lookalike! We leave you with this iconic song from Craig David in the early days:

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Iram is a London-based freelance journalist with a BA in Journalism and Media from Birkbeck University. She studied several modules, including Journalism in British Life, Interview skills and Feature Writing, Introduction to Journalism Practice and Manga and Anime. Iram went from university to work with GRV Media at The Focus Writers’ Academy and enjoys learning Japanese, taking singing lessons, playing video games and watching Korean dramas in her spare time.