World famous sock puppet "Gummy" has finally succumbed to a visit to the dentist.
Said Gummy "It just got to the stage where I couldn't stand it anymore. I've had years of pain and discomfort having no teeth in my mouth. It was always difficult trying to eat and now I've ordered a gleaming set of gnashers I can be proud of".
Apparently the set of teeth will be ready for collection a week next Thursday.
But not everyone is pleased for the long-suffering children's entertainer.
"He's f*cking mental" said famous ex-TV host David McLeary who's career plummetted when Gummy decided to go solo. "It's not as if he can eat anything anyay. He's got no stomach to digest anything. It's ridiculous - just a pointless publicity stunt."
Retorted Gummy "I can understand that David is bitter about the split but he's got to learn to get over it and get a life".