Derek Acorah, the only TV psychic whose name rhymes with a tasty Indian starter, is at it again.
During his stage show in leafy Finchley near London last night, the medium to rare showman claimed to have the ghost of none other than Jacob Marley 'coming through'.
The audience sat spell-bound, as with a clattering of chains, the Dickensian character spoke to them.
"Wooo! People of Finchley" said Marley, "Make an old ghost happy and put lots of money in Derek's collecting bucket; currently being passed round by perky ex-Blue Peter presenter, Yvette fielding. Wooo!"
After the show an audience member, Ebenezer Cratchit, told us:
"It was amazing and incredible. To have been there when such a famous figure 'came through'. It's really made my Christmas. God bless Derek one and all!"
Our reporter then pointed out that Marley was in fact a fictional character and that therefore he didn't actually exist.
"The dirty rotten shyster bastard! If I get my hands on him I'll...I'll... I put twenty quid in that bloody bucket!" said a rather angry Mr Cratchit.
The Spoof says: Not all is as it seems so watch you don't get tucked up by con artists this Christmas