‘Ted Lasso”s Brett Goldstein responds to bizarre CGI Roy Kent fan theory

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

Ted Lasso star Brett Goldstein has responded to a bizarre fan theory about his character Roy Kent.

The actor, who plays the grumpy footballer in the Apple TV+ show, took to social media to share a statement squashing rumours that Kent is nothing more than a CGI creation taken straight out of FIFA.

“There’s a fucking load of mad shit happening on the internet today, as usual,” Goldstein began in the video, speaking behind a Memoji filter. “I just want to clear up something once and for all.

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“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.”

He added: “I don’t know why everyone’s prodding me.” Take a look at his full statement below.

Ted Lasso returned for a second season on Apple TV+ this summer, after scoring a record number of Emmy nominations for its first run.

In a four-star review of the new episodes that arrived soon after the Euros final, NME wrote: “Ted Lasso is about more than just football: in season two we get to know the players better for their strength and their fearlessness, and we’re graced with empathetic, hopeful storylines that tell us – like Saka said only last week – that love does win. It’s about our world as it could be. As it should be.”

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The second season of Ted Lasso continues to air with new episodes weekly through to November.

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