The pupils’ antics have taken a backseat on the new series of Channel 4’s Educating Greater Manchester, because viewers can’t stop swooning over the headteacher.
Drew Povey, who has been the head of Harrop Fold since 2010, stars in the latest Educating series, and his dashing appearance has already got viewers talking.
That and his uncanny resemblance to the Hollywood film star Tom Cruise.
Fans took to social media to point out the similarities between the pair, who one Twitter user described as being ‘separated at birth’.
Spot the difference: Left, Mr Drew Povey is the head teacher of Harrop School in Manchester. Right, Hollywood film megastar Tom Cruise
Viewers watching the new Channel 4 series thought there were some similarities between Mr Povey and the film star
‘Anyone else think Headteacher Mr Povey look like a young Tom Cruise?’ asked one.
‘Separated at birth! Just imagine, Tom Cruise teaching you,’ said another along with a heart-eye emoji.
‘Does anyone else think Mr Povey looks like Tom Cruise? So alike!’ added one excited viewer.
Others continued to share in their admiration for the father-of-three, who also works alongside his brother Ben at the school.
‘Not ashamed to say I have a crush on Mr Povey from Educating Manchester,’ gushed a fan.
And it seems the teacher is aware of his growing fanbase as he shared a tweet from Harrop School’s Twitter page mocking him.
‘There’s only one thing worse than a bad Headteacher…! A Headteacher with a fan club…!’ it said.
The first episode of the popular series, which follows the staff and pupils at the secondary school, saw a special friendship grow between Syrian refugee Rani and Jack.
Mr Povey seems aware of his growing fanbase, of which some have admitted to having a ‘crush’ on the head teacher
The Channel 4 sereis follows two 12-year-old friends Rani (left) and Jack (right) as their friendship blooms
The two 12-year-old friends warmed the hearts of viewers when they bonded at school.
They both appeared on This Morning last Thursday were they discussed their friendship with Rani explaining that when he was feeling lonely Jack realised he needed a pal.
‘When I was alone I was really sad because I didn’t have any friends, when Jack came up to me I felt something in my heart and then we were friends,’ Rani explained.