Gareth Southgate lookalike wants England manager KNIGHTED as Croatia game looms

Pupils parents and teachers celebrate the new England manager Gareth Southgate attended Padnell Infant School

Tonight will see England play Croatia in a bid to make it to World Cup final, where they would go head-to-head with France.

Editor Andrew Fitchett and reporters Anthony Carroll, Jacob Massey and Liz Coates proudly donned Gareth Southgate-style waistcoats as they posed with a World Cup replica kindly donated by Legends and Memorabilia in Victoria Arcade.

Supporters are now copying the fashion trailblazer and posting pictures of themselves on social media using the hashtag #WaistcoatWednesday. Now the likes of Kate Garraway, Charlotte Hawkins and Phillip Schofield have followed, er, suit, and are sporting the smart attire.

Pupils from Minster Church of England Primary School in Ramsgate, Kent, dressed for the occasion on what has been dubbed "Waistcoat Wednesday", paying tribute to the national team's manager.

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On This Morning, Phillip Schofield was ultra-dapper in his black waistcoat, alongside Holly Willoughby in a black and white spotted dress.

Gareth Southgate and his waistcoat-wearing antics has done absolute wonders for Marks and Spencers.

Children also had the option of wearing England football T-shirts or team colours and face paint to show their support.

Alongside This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby - who looked stunning in a polkadot dress - Phillip looked dapper in his navy waistcoat that he paired with a crisp white shirt. Even M&S's Percy Pig is sporting the must-have fashion item. "We are looking to keep breaking those barriers down". I felt something odd in my knee and after talking with the doctor on the sideline we decided I should come off.

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