Despite being spotted Christmas shopping together in Hamley’s toy store this week, then collecting salads at the Rainforest Café, the Braggs continue to deny a father and son relationship.
So far this year the Braggs have been seen on the terraces of Leyton Orient, shared a platform on children’s writing at the Hay on Wye on Earth literary festival and a camel at Chessington Zoo. The Daily Express has acquired exclusive footage of Melvyn (76) reading Harry Potter to Billy (59) on a park bench, after a shared picnic of cheese and pickle sandwiches, Cheesie Wotsits, poulle fume and cut-up fruit. They later shared an alleged Mini Toblerone.
The coincidences don’t stop there. Both alleged father and son share left-leaning tendencies and a passion for Ox Tail soup. Both are fiercely proud of their northern roots, apart from Billy, who was born in Dagenham.
It’s understood the matter could be settled by science. Sample sweat from Melvyn’s tiny guitar strings, and hair from Billy’s exclusive Bond Street barbers has been obtained by undercover Daily Mail reporters, and sent to Laboratoire Garnier in Switzerland for urgent analysis. The DNA will tell its own story.