none other than somebody

none other than

An unexpected but familiar person. The mystery assailant turned out to be none other than my old roommate. The president has chosen none other than his son in law as his new Chief of Staff.
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none ˈother than somebody

used to emphasize who or what somebody/something is, when this is surprising: And who do you think was responsible for the mistake? None other than the director himself!
See also: none, other, somebody