Ted Lasso star Brett Goldstein responds to CGI Roy Kent fan theory

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Photo credit: Apple
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The internet loves a fan theory, and the weirder they are, the better. Exhibit A: the current rumours surrounding Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso.

The comedy has found itself the subject of a weird and wonderful fan theory of late, with some fans questioning the authenticity of one of its key characters, Roy Kent.

The show will have you believe, the theorists say, that Kent is played by real-life actor Brett Goldstein, but a pocket of viewers have managed to convince each other that Roy is none other than a CGI creation. Straight out of FIFA, no less. Hmmm...

Photo credit: Colin Hutton - Apple
Photo credit: Colin Hutton - Apple

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Self-proclaimed "real, normal human man" Brett Goldstein quickly took it upon himself to clear up the rumours, sharing a video on his Instagram in which he addressed the "f**king load of mad shit" that had emerged about his turn on the show.

"There's a f**king load of mad shit happening on the internet today, as usual," a Memoji 'Brett' told followers in the clip. "I just want to clear up something once and for all.

"I am a completely real, normal human man, who just happens to live in a VFX house and does normal human, basic things, like rendering and buffering and transferring data.

"I don't know why everyone's prodding me."

He's pretty funny for a robot, isn't he?

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For the uninitiated, Ted Lasso follows the impossibly kind but totally inept American soccer football coach Ted, who's hired to manage professional "soccer" team AFC Richmond in the UK.

The comedy, which stars Jason Sudeikis as its lead alongside Brendan Hunt and Nick Mohammed, is currently airing its second season on Apple TV+. A third season was confirmed back in 2020.

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Ted Lasso seasons one and two are streaming on Apple TV+.

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