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Man sees Tenacious D’s Jack Black in Kirkstall

image source, Daniel Hook

image caption, Daniel Hook met Jack Black while out shopping in Kirkstall on Saturday

A man has spoken of the “surreal” moment he met Hollywood star Jack Black at a Leeds shopping park.

Daniel Hook, 44, managed to snap a selfie with the actor and musician just hours before he performed at Leeds Arena with his band Tenacious D on Saturday.

Mr Hook said the superstar was “lovely” and happy to pose as he strolled through Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park with his family.

Mr Hook, who is from Bramley, later posted the photo on his TikTok feed, describing the encounter as “random”.

“You’re Jack Black!”

He said he had been in the car park of the retail park when he saw the star “just lounging around” and passing the time before the concert.

Mr Hook told the BBC: “He looked at me and smiled and I said, ‘You’re Jack Black!’

“I was amazed that no one stopped him and no commotion or anything.”

Black then posed for a selfie with the trainee plasterer, who added: “He shook my hand twice and was lovely and very relaxed.”

Mr Hook said his partner, Laura, did not believe him at first when he told her who he had just met.

“It’s a big turnout and it’s all been a bit surreal,” he added.

“My biggest memory of him was ‘School of Rock’ and I’ve always loved his movies.

“To be honest, I’ll never meet anyone more famous than him.”