If you watched this morning’s Today Show, you might be wanting to hear an update on that “major manhunt” that was underway for an Ed Sheeran-lookalike fugitive in the US.

Well, you can relax, because the story was entirely made up. Although that didn’t stop The Today Show’s newsreader Tracy Vo from reporting the story as a fact during the show’s news headlines.

The story purported that a Sheeran doppelgänger had been convincing churches that he was the English singer-songwriter, before stealing their cash.

Some viewers, however, were not convinced by the quality of the lookalike.

As pointed out by news.com.au, the story originated on a satirical Facebook page called “Portsmouth Ohio Official” two days ago.