Brian Cox Meets Brian Cox: ‘Incredible scenes’ at BBC Breakfast as actor and professor finally meet

Actor Brian Cox and professor Brian Cox face each other BBC breakfast.

The star of successor and the physicist shared a sofa on Friday morning’s episode of the morning show (November 18).

The couple told host Charlie Stayt that their identical names led to a series of awkward incidents, one of which happened the night before.

Actor Cox said they found themselves at the center of a hotel room mix-up and that he and Professor Cox almost shared a room.

He said: “Last night was very confusing when he got to the hotel and said there were two Brian Coxes, so they said, ‘You have two rooms.’

“He said, ‘No, I think there are two Brian Coxes,’ and the hotel said, ‘We can’t have two Brian Coxes.'”

The academic chimed in: “They didn’t want to check me in! I had to change my name. I had to pull a picture on my phone and say, ‘This Brian Cox, he’s coming later,’ and he said, ‘I don’t know any of you. I don’t watch TV.’”

Professor Cox joked that he might have had to share a room with the Scottish actor, quipping: “It could have happened because he wanted to cancel – I had that in mind!”

It is not the first time that the similarity of names has led to misunderstandings.

“Sometimes I get in a car and the driver is like, ‘Ah, I love it successor“I don’t like that astronomy stuff,” the professor explained.

The actor also said that people often expect to meet the physicist instead of him.

Cox – who grew up in poverty in Dundee – recently presented a documentary entitled Brian Cox: Like the other half of life.

The Channel 4 special explored the actor’s complicated relationship with money and wealth. Brian Cox Meets Brian Cox: ‘Incredible scenes’ at BBC Breakfast as actor and professor finally meet


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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