How did Theo Walcott's face end up on Buckingham Palace?

Date Added: 13th September 2017
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Viewers tuning in to watch Arsenal win last year's FA Cup final were treated to footage of the Queen waving outside Buckingham Palace as the face of Gunners striker Theo Walcott was unveiled on huge banners dangling from the roof.

Nearly eight million people tuned in to the BBC's coverage and were presented with a 'tongue-in-cheek' look at what might happen if Chelsea or Arsenal won the 2016/17 competition.

Other sequences included Michy Batshuayi on the cover of a magazine, a statue of Eden Hazard, a spoof aftershave advert, a movie poster and renaming Arsenal's stadium after Alexis Sanchez.

It was the work of Manchester-based computer graphics specialist dock10, which used a combination of cutting-edge compositing software and 3D modelling.

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