As a plaque to Tommy Cooper was unveiled at the magician and comedian's former home in Chiswick on Thursday (May 12), we couldn't resist asking those present to perform their best impressions.

FA chairman Greg Dyke and Chiswick councillor John Todd were among those who sportingly agreed to be filmed mimicking the "giant of comedy".

There is probably no one else in the UK, except perhaps Michael Caine, who is more impersonated than Tommy Cooper, and you can judge for yourself who best nailed his "just like that" catchphrase at the unveiling.

Councillor John Todd, Clive St James Greenaway and Hounslow mayor Nisar Malik at the unveiling of a plaque to Tommy Cooper

But remember, as Tommy Cooper impersonator Clive St James Greenaway himself said, the unpredictable, seemingly haphazard nature of the man means he probably would have been most disappointed by a spot-on impression.

The full list of people doing their impersonations, in order of appearance, is: George Ritchie, of Barrowgate Road, Chiswick; Stephen Fry, CEO of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce; Chiswick councillor John Todd; Amanda, Oliver and Noel Sharman, the current inhabitants of the house; and FA chairman Greg Dyke.

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The unveiling attracted curious neighbours and dedicated Tommy Cooper fans from further afield, many of whom donned a red fez for the occasion.

John Weatherley, who travelled from East Acton for the unveiling, said: "I grew up watching him as a child and I remember him fondly."

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George Ritchie, who lives in Barrowgate Road, said: "I grew up watching Tommy Cooper and it's nice that he's got a blue plaque."

Zoe Angle, of Acton, said: "I grew up in Chiswick and lived a few streets from here. I watched him on the telly and heard all the stories from people who saw him around Chiswick. I always kept an eye out but never saw him in person."

Clive St James Greenaway performs some magic tricks outside the former home of Tommy Cooper, with a little help from FA chairman Greg Dyke

A house in Chelsea which was formerly home to the dramatist Samuel Beckett and the eminent physicist Patrick Blackett recently received the rare distinction of having two blue plaques.

House still has echoes of Tommy's time there

Inside Tommy Cooper's former home in Chiswick, where he would perform to friends, family and fellow comics

The current inhabitant of the house Amanda Sharman, who lives there with her husband Noel, son Oliver and daughter Hester, bought it six years ago from Tommy's daughter Vicky.

While they have made some alterations, including removing Mr Cooper's old sauna, there are plenty of reminders of his years there.

The partitioned living room and dining room remain, though the curtain he would use to perform to family, friends and fellow comedians like Jim Davidson and Jimmy Tarbuck is gone.

The serving hatch which framed many an impromptu performance is still present, and some old photos and even an old pair of trousers had been left in the loft are among the other mementos.

The serving hatch at Tommy Cooper's former home, through which he would perform gags for friends and family

The late Queen singer Freddie Mercury is among several west London celebrities due to be honoured with blue plaques this year by English Heritage.

getwestlondon recently reported how research suggested a blue plaque could increase the value of a property by up to three times.