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Documentary Is Being Made About Man Who Got Drunk And Changed His Name To Celine Dion

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Documentary Is Being Made About Man Who Got Drunk And Changed His Name To Celine Dion

A documentary is being made about the man who changed his name to Celine Dion.

Late last year, Thomas Dodd, from Staffordshire, did something we have all done in the past, got drunk and got a little carried away with an online purchase.

The only difference with the 31-year-old's state led him to fork out £89 to change his name to that of his idol.

And while it's all been a bit of fun for him and his friends, with strangers shouting 'Celine!' at him in Asda, his story has gone global.

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So much so that it's been picked up by a Japanese film maker, who is making a documentary about his strange tale.

Speaking to LADbible, Celine said the company is casting a Japanese actor to play him and taken measurements of his home.

"I was contacted by a TV company based in London who were representing a Japanese documentary maker," he told us.

A Japanese film company is making a documentary about Thomas Dodd's bizarre story. Credit: CONTENTbible
A Japanese film company is making a documentary about Thomas Dodd's bizarre story. Credit: CONTENTbible
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"It's a documentary based on my story from Christmas eve and the crazy things that have happened since.

"And the best thing is that I don't even have to be in it.

"I had to send pictures and measurements of my lounge and they are rebuilding it as a set, and they are hiring a Japanese actor to play my part. I also believe I'm going to have a Japanese mother, which is just brilliant."

He added: "I can't fly out to Japan under current restrictions but there has been a lot of zoom calls.

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"The documentary is set to air the end of June. It's been such a funny process."

But this isn't the only bit of film Celine has been involved in over the past few months.

Since changing his name back in December, he has been interviewed on shows in 36 countries, and was even given $10,000 (£7,200) by Ellen DeGeneres.

Celine was given $10,000 by Ellen DeGeneres. Credit: CONTENTbible
Celine was given $10,000 by Ellen DeGeneres. Credit: CONTENTbible
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Celine said: "I had done an interview for the New York Post - straight after the article was released, The Late Late Show Good Morning America and The Ellen Show got in touch.

"I had to commit exclusively to one show, for me it was a no brainer, it had to be Ellen.

"It turns out it was the best choice, because she gave me $10,000 plus a load of merchandise. The $10k was a gift to go towards my medical training, which was insane.

"She also told me in 18 seasons of filming the show it was her favourite ever segment, which was nice to hear."

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Adding: "If I had known drinking a magnum of champagne would have made any of these amazing things happen then I would I drank one 10 years ago!"

Featured Image Credit: LADbible/Ellen

Topics: Entertainment, Birmingham, Music, Funny, US News, Ellen DeGeneres, US Entertainment

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