Comedy Duo Cannon and Ball are at the centre of a storm today over claims that they tried to knobble ITV's golden boys Ant and Dec.
The loveable Geordies were counting their blessings after having been nearly killed in an incident that was straight out of an American Western Movie.
Ant told the Spoof:
"We were crossing the prairie and had come to a steep-sided valley. Dec said he didn't like the look of it but I said don't be such a wuss.
"Anyhow like, half-way through I thought I saw some sinister figures up on the ridge. Before I could say anything the air was filled with a-whoopin' and a-hollerin' as a pack of Injuns swept down on us.
"I could see that Cannon and Ball, rigged out in full headdresses and all, were leading the charge and firing bows and arrows at us. One arrow went through Dec's hat.
"It was only thanks to the Cavalry that we weren't grabbed, tied, up and burnt at the stake by the blood-thirsty savages"
We asked Cannon and Ball to respond to the story and their agent made the following statement.
"Cannon and Ball would never do such a thing. They accept that their fifteen minutes in the spotlight are over and they wish the loveable Geordies the best of luck"
However The Spoof understands that this isn't the first such story involving the pair of eighties ex-stars.
In 1994 Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer filed suit against them, accusing them of boarding their schooner and committing piracy on the high seas, before making them walk the plank.
The case was thrown out though when the prosecuting council was keel-hauled then hung drawn and quartered.