ABC comedian Luke McGregor revealed Monday why he sometimes speaks with a slight American twang.
The Rosehaven star, 39, who was born and raised in Tasmania, addressed his “strange” accent on Urzila Carlson’s That’s Enough Already podcast this week.
The prankster, who is also a regular on Have You Been Paying Attention, said he and his brothers all have a unique way of speaking because they grew up watching American cartoons like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
ABC comedian Luke McGregor (pictured in The Hundred with Andy Lee) revealed Monday why he sometimes speaks with a slight American twang
“My brothers have it too; We think it comes from watching cartoons because nobody else in our family has it,” he explained.
“We used to see a lot of Ninja Turtles. Our parents used to just throw us in front of the TV. So we chose a slightly American tone,” he added.
Luke’s explanation is supported by science as there is a phenomenon known as the “chameleon effect” which refers to a human tendency to imitate others.
Urzila revealed that Luke’s accent was the second most Googled question about him, with the first being whether he’s married, which he isn’t.
The 39-year-old comedian said he and his brothers all have a unique way of speaking because they grew up watching American cartoons like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (pictured).
Luke rose to fame as a guest on the satirical ABC quiz show Dirty Laundry Live in 2013 and has since starred in his own comedy programs.
The actor has made headlines in the past with some of his strange confessions.
Among his more peculiar quirks is an inability to sleep with a chair facing him due to his fear of ghosts, which he revealed in The Project.
Luke is best known for creating and starring in the ABC comedy series Rosehaven (pictured with series co-creator and co-star Celia Pacquola).
He also revealed that he didn’t have much sexual experience before the age of 33, which fueled his decision to publicly expose his sexual blocks on the 2016 ABC series Luke Warm Sex.
“I had sex twice before Luke Warm Sex,” he told the Daily Telegraph at the time.
“I made a girlfriend within a month of this show and we were having regular sex within three weeks.”
Luke revealed he didn’t have much sexual experience before he was 33, which fueled his decision to go public with his sexual struggles on the 2016 series Luke Warm Sex (pictured).
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