Gossip magazines are full of rumour currently about the possible news that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is carrying a child: Alan Partridge's child.
Yes, the swanky half Irish comedian has been the focus of scuttle-butt for months now after a certain comedic comrade who shall remain nameless (but whose name sounds like Rob Bryden) let slip revelations of a romantic tryst between him and the Duchess before she married William of Wales.
Partridge has been noticeably coy about the story despite hoards of press people knocking down the door to his Surrey apartment. When one intrusive individual tried to climb into Partridge's bedroom, he was nabbed by a security officer and duly belted up a treat.
The popular comedian is yet to officially respond to the rumours (he has been busy perfecting his Michael Caine impersonation for an appearance at a Royal charity gig). When he does respond, the whole world will no doubt hold its collective breath in anticipation of Partridge admitting he is a cuckold.
As for Kate, excuse me, the Duchess, she will merrily continue her right Royal duties.