This past Summer when The Gong Show was brought back and on ABC, I had a friend tell me Mike Myers was playing an alter ego as the host known as "Legendary Tommy Maitland".
Well today, Mike Myers confirmed it.
“Celebrated film and television actor/comedian Mike Myers has finally confirmed the rumor that he is, indeed, the show’s host – British comedic legend Tommy Maitland,” the Disney-owned broadcast network said in a media release, ripping the lid off the worst-kept secret in Hollywood.
“Being the host of ‘The Gong Show’ is a blast! Pure fun,” said Myers. “It is with great delight that I can finally admit that there is indeed a Tommy Maitland, and that I portray him.”
Back at launch ABC was all in on trying to pull the fast one.