DANNY DEVITO was forced to deny that he was enjoying a pint at a local Wrexham restaurant on Thursday night.
New Hollywood owners for the National League team – Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney – spent the day in North Wales, visiting the racetrack and meeting fans.
The pair watched Wrexham’s thrilling 3-2 defeat at Maidenhead on Tuesday night – and are expected to make their first home game against Torquay on Saturday.
Reynolds and McElhenney were surrounded by large film crews during their trip to Wales, where the filming of Welcome To Wrexham continues.
And on Thursday night, locals in Wrexham were convinced they had seen the Hollywood A-lister and McElhenney’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star DeVito.
One of the twin actors, 75, was seen entering The Turf Pub, the place where Wrexham AFC was born.
Soon, a video spread on Twitter – it seems that the world-famous star is protected from the rain by an umbrella.
Supporters believe they just saw DeVito heading to the bar, likely to meet up with friends Reynolds and McElhenney – who were inside drinking pints and shooting in the neck.
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The theory quickly gained momentum after a local journalist shared a video of him asking Reynolds if DeVito was actually in Wales, to which the Deadpool star responded: “I hope so. He flew here.”
Word spread and fans flocked to the pub, with queues on the way.
However, the stunning viewing turned out to be nothing more than a promotional ploy.
In fact, a DeVito impersonator was hired to help promote the fly-on-the-wall documentary series Welcome to Wrexham docuseries.
The real DeVito was, in fact, more than 4,000 miles away filming the Disney Haunted Mansion in Atlanta, according to the actor’s agent.
The property’s owner, Wayne Jones, later confirmed what all fans had feared.
“I can confirm it was a double and not the real Danny,” Jones revealed.
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