Real-life Wreck-It Ralphs – two disaster-prone DIY enthusiasts – have been discovered in Harefield.
Disney found the super bodgers in the village when it was seeking people who resemble the cartoon character to help launch the DVD of its latest animated film.
The pair had been nominated by long-suffering Andrea Dalziel, who lives in Broadwater Gardens.
She said her partner, Rob Currie, and father, Andrew Lindsay, had left a trail of disasters throughout the home they share.
From a wonky Wendy house for her youngest daughter to a doggy flap six inches too high for their hound, Poppy, to use, their home is a mad mix of mishaps.
Ms Dalziel, 42, said: “The funniest thing about watching my dad and his wrecking mishaps is that he is a carpenter, although you wouldn’t know it to watch him do DIY.
“He and Rob are forever getting into scrapes while ‘fixing’ things. As much as I tease them, I do love having my very own Wreck-It Ralphs in the house.
“Rob and my dad try to do their best but, if only they knew how to fix things as opposed to wrecking them.”
Mr Currie, a printer, said: “I enjoy turning my hand to DIY every now and again and, as Andrea’s dad is a carpenter, between the two of us we do try to get things right, although I must admit that the doggy door isn’t one of our greatest successes.
“I may decide to put the tool kit down for a little bit however. I don’t want to be tempted to wreck anything else.”
Wreck-It Ralph is an animated film telling the story of a video game character whose world is based on being a wrecking machine in the game Fix It Felix.
Fed up with never being the hero, Ralph sets out to prove he has what it takes to be a likeable good guy. He travels into other video games such as Hero’s Duty to earn accolades with his brave antics.
Dean Pappadakis from The Walt Disney Company told the Gazette: “It’s a pleasure to be able to step in and celebrate these well-intentioned efforts of real life Wreck-It Ralphs in Britain and give a deserving hero like Rob a helping hand in putting right his wrongs.”
As a reward for being chosen by Disney for the promotion, the family will get up to £2,000 of DIY assistance to fix all those botched jobs.