A Canadian dentist is planning to CLONE Beatles legend John Lennon using DNA from the iconic musician’s tooth.
Dr Michael Zuk has even admitted that if the clone didn’t quite turn out as planned, he would repeat the process.
The shocking story is uncovered on tonight’s Dead Famous DNA on Channel 4, when presenter Mark Evans travels to meet Zuk.
“I think I can [own John Lennon],” says Zuk, who seems reluctant to share the star’s DNA for testing.
Hinting at his plans and the legal implications, Zuk explains: “Depends where you do these things. If it can’t be done in one country you can do these things in another.”
Speaking openly about his plans to clone the Liverpudlian star, Zuk later adds: “He could be looked at as my son.”
The dentist even appears to suggest that the clone could claim rights to Lennon’s property.
“I don’t think I would be the one, you know, owning his property, he would have the rights when he was old enough to make er, make a claim.”
So, what are Zuk’s plans for the Lennon clone? “He would still be his exact duplicate but you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes, that kind of thing.
“But you know, guitar lessons wouldn’t hurt anyone right?”
He then goes on to say that if his first clone didn’t turn out to be a musician, he would try again until one did.
“Well, if it works once it’s going to work again, right?”
Evans even asks: “So, the phrase Dr Zuk that comes to mind is ‘if at first you don’t succeed, clone and clone again’.”
Zuk laughs in response: “I guess that could, could apply quite well.”
But the dentist, who bought he tooth from Lennon’s housekeeper, says he believes cloning could be the meaning of heaven.
“I could understand if this is a controversial subject. This is just another way of looking at eternal life and the idea that you think you’re going to go to heaven.
“Maybe there is no heaven, maybe this is the new heaven.”