Polish vlogger builds fake Ellen DeGeneres show | Daily Mail Online

01/13/2018

By Ed Wight In Poland For Mailonline

Idol: Jakobiak said he chose to mimic Ellen's show because 'he has courage', adding: 'I appreciate Ellen as well as other journalists and TV personalities.' Pictured: The real Ellen DeGeneres show

Some eagle-eyed YouTubers questioned the video's authenticity with one saying: 'He is f****d up and he should be kept in psychiatric hospital. He is definitely the opposite of awesome'

One viewer posted: 'He is f****d up and he should be kept in psychiatric hospital etc. He is definitely the opposite of awesome .'

However, after seeing it online, some fans questioned the video's authenticity.

MSN Entertainment saw the clip and wrote: 'Lukasz Jakobiak fought it for three years, and it worked! The correspondent appeared on the famous talk-show of Ellen DeGeneres.'

He wrote on social media: 'My dears!!! We made it!!! Ellen DeGeneres invited me to her show!!! I died!! I'm flying to Los Angeles!!!!!! Now I can't believe I'll start making motivational lectures abroad!!!'

Fake set: Footage of his fake interview with Ellen is edited to make it seem as though he travelled to LA when really, he created the entire studio from scratch in his native Poland. Pictured: The unfinished set

Jakobiak said: 'Nobody has ever done anything like this before, so it's new to people.

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The video ends with the pair dancing as the credits roll to the sound of cheering.

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Doppelganger: The 21-minute-long mock interview, in which his friend Beata Skokowska, left, plays Ellen DeGeneres, right, has been viewed by more than 800,000 on YouTube

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The shot cuts to him apparently flying to LA, arriving at the studio and going on set to meet his hero, who has a slight Polish accent.

Hero: Jakobiak told MailOnline the real Ellen, above, has yet to invite him on her show and he does not know if she has even seen his video

Another wrote: 'I think he is a little bit psycho... and not that famous and interesting to have an interview with Ellen.'

Fame: He later posted the full length interview with the TV host's doppelganger onto his YouTube channel, where it has received almost a million hits. Pictured: Crew adding the final touches to the set

Prank: Jakobiak, above, hired a camera crew and an Ellen DeGeneres lookalike, pictured, to fool almost a million YouTubers into believing he appeared on The Ellen Show

Jakobiak's prank began with an Instagram post announcing he was going to realise his dream of meeting the 59-year-old chat show queen.

Love or hate: Jakobiak told MailOnline he received mixed reactions to his video, with one person saying he should be admitted to a psychiatric hospital, but he received praise from model Joanna Krupa, star of Real Housewives, pictured with Jakobiak

The vlogger, who won't reveal who funded the project or how much it cost, told MailOnline: 'I look up to Ellen because she has the courage. That's why I chose her. I've been called a genius and a creep.' 

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Trick: 'To his countless list of successes Lukasz Jakobiak will soon be able to add another – an appearance on the popular American programme The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' wrote Polish Glamour magazine, completely oblivious to the stunt he had planned. Pictured: Workmen assembling the fake Ellen set

'If you know Ellen publish the link on her fan page, post it on your site and forward this to anyone who can make this reach Ellen.'

'During the call, my mum didn't know what was going on so her reaction and astonishment is real. Only afterwards did she find out what was going on.' 

Superfan Lukasz Jakobiak, whose lifelong ambition was to appear on the real show, claims he recruited an entire production team and bought props from Ellen's online shop to create an replica of Ellen's studio in his native Poland.

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He said the real Ellen had not yet invited him onto her show, adding: 'I hope that she has at least seen the video. Regardless of Ellen contacting me, I'm very proud of this project.' 

Joker: The Polish vlogger Jakobiak apparently fooled almost one million viewers into thinking he had achieved his lifetime ambition of appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Pictured: Jakobiak on the fake show with Ellen lookalike Beata Skokowska

Actor: Jakobiak is even seen ringing his mother from his apartment in the Polish capital of Warsaw and fooling her into believing he has been invited onto the show, pictured

Staged: Footage of the fake Ellen interview appears to show Jakobiak boarding a flight to LA, peering from the plane's window and landing in Los Angeles, California

Despite the criticism Jakobiak has received, he claims the message behind the video was if you imagine something hard enough it will happen. Pictured: Jakobiak pretending to have his hair and make up done before going on the 'Ellen' show

Jakobiak is filmed ringing his mother from his apartment in the Polish capital of Warsaw and fooling her into believing he has been invited onto the show. 

And Poland-based Jastrzab Post added: 'So Lukasz joins the biggest stars in show business by visiting Ellen's program. Wow!'

The vlogger later posted the full length interview with the TV host's doppelganger and wrote: 'My dream is to be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Fooled: 'My dears!!! We made it!!! Ellen DeGeneres invited me to her show!!!' Jakobiak wrote alongside this picture announcing the news to his tens of thousands of social media followers

A vlogger built a fake set, hired a camera crew and an Ellen DeGeneres lookalike to fool almost a million YouTubers into believing he appeared on The Ellen Show.

The husband and wife team, who have over 14 million followers, said: 'I don't think he understands the concept of reality. This is the weirdest thing that anyone has ever done.'

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Production: Even his Facebook and Instagram posts announcing the mock meeting were picked up by online outlets including MSN Entertainment, who wrote: 'Lukasz Jakobiak fought it for three years, and it worked!'. Pictured: The unfinished set where he staged the interview

Jakobiak's mother wasn't the only one apparently taken in by the stunt.

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Vloggers Ethan and Hila Klein slammed the video calling it 'cringe overload'.

In an attempt to convince viewers that he is on the real Ellen DeGeneres Show, the pair even speak to a 'fake' Ellen sitting in the audience, who is played by the same fake Ellen interviewing him.

But Jakobiak won praise from Joanna Krupa, star of Real Housewives, who sent him a Facebook message saying: 'I hope your dreams come true Lukasz and you meet Ellen personally.'

Another YouTube commenter calling himself Normalny Czlowiek - which translates to 'normal person' in Polish - said: 'I think he is a little bit psycho.' Pictured: Beata Skokowska, who played Ellen in Jakobiak's prank video

 Truth: At the beginning of this video uploaded to YouTube, Jakobiak announced the interview was fake. The captions at the start of footage read: 'If you know Ellen publish the link on her fan page, post it on your site and forward this to anyone who can make this reach Ellen'

Polish glamour magazine said: 'To his countless list of successes Lukasz Jakobiak will soon be able to add another – an appearance on the popular American programme The Ellen DeGeneres Show.'

Jakobiak's mock interview with 'Ellen', who was really lookalike Beata Skokowska, has been viewed by more than 800,000 people on YouTube.