BBC executives are said to be furious at a breach of security that has scuppered the corporation's plans for the Dr Who Christmas special.
The show was set to unveil the Dr's newest nemesis in the shape of "The Clocky Type Blokes of Arseos"
A show insider told us:
"These things cost us a bleedin' fortune to develop and we were sure that they were gonna be a winner. Now somebody's blown the gaff and we're shagged!"
David Tennant who plays the time-travelling time-traveller is said to be very upset. At a tearful press conference last night he told the press:
"I'm devastated by this. How could they do that to us? They've ruined the new show. The bastards" He was then led away sobbing uncontrollably to a waiting tardis before being dematerialised off into outer space somewhere.
And Billy Piper, the Scottish Timelord's erstwhile sidekick commented:
"For somebody to stitch us up like this is proper bang out of order like"
First Dr Who, William Shatner, was not available for comment but a spokesman for the star said:
"He's boldly gone out for a lamb balti and maybe a side dish of Bombay aloo"