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Steve Harvey’s lookalike – a pastor from Wake Forest – is back on TV

If you’ve spent much time on Facebook over the past couple of weeks you may have seen the trending video of “Family Feud” host Steve Harvey greeting a handsome, generously mustached contestant who looked an awful lot like him (“a little better looking” version of Harvey, the comedian admitted on “Feud.”).

That man, Olden Thornton, is a full time pastor from Wake Forest. Thornton will appear on Wednesday’s episode of Harvey’s syndicated talk show, “Steve Harvey,” for a brief chat about what it’s like going through life as a Harvey lookalike. Earlier this month on his “Family Feud” appearance, Thornton said he gets compared to Steve Harvey every single day of his life.

Also on Wednesday’s show, a Henderson woman gets surprised with Harvey’s “Game Changing Woman” award, which includes a cash prize of $10,000 from Ford.

Melissa Elliott describes herself as a former “crackhead” who cleaned herself up 22 years ago and started studying criminal justice. Elliott, who is pursuing a PhD, started a nonprofit called Gang Free Inc to help educate and empower young people through programs and services.

In the Triangle, watch “Steve Harvey” at 6 p.m. on Fox 50 (WRAZ).

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