Fire engines were called in to a London TV studio today when the pre-recording of an interview for the usually uneventful Johnny Wossy Show went catastrophically wrong. The interviewee was Katie Price's transvestite second husband, and former cage-fighter, Alex Reid.
The interview with the Celebrity Big Brother winner was originally scheduled to take place when Reid won the show, however it had been postponed by Katie as part of her plans to whisk him off to Las Vegas for their surprise wedding.
The interview started well with the host making predictably lude quips about his guest's new wife, but within a few moments onlookers were stunned as Alex broke down - and we don't mean emotionally. The chiselled cross-dresser began to slur his words and roll his eyes. Wossy tried to make light of this at first, but was shocked when a loud bang was heard and Alex's head spontaneously combusted.
Firemen doused the flames, and filming was immediately stopped by Wossy, although it's believed Katie Price's own camera crew continued to film the exclusive footage for her behind the scenes reality TV show What Katie Did Next.
In scenes reminiscent of the film Terminator, onlookers were stunned to see that Alex's skin had completely melted away, revealing his shocking true identity.
In a hastily arranged press conference, held in Wossy's gween woom minutes after the incident occured, Katie stated, "Obviously I didn't want people to know he was a robot, but now it's out I will be exclusively revealing how I done it in my new autobiography Me & My Bot - which will be available in supermarkets from tomorrow".
A source close to Katie last night said, "Katie's done nothing wrong. She commissioned her plastic surgeon to create a new man for her that would do everything she says following her break up from Peter Andre. She had a few glitches with it when it was first delivered, but it appeared to be running smoothly. She even took it in for a service when it came out of Big Brother and before she married it, so she's really annoyed this has happened now. She is considering legal action."
Price's plastic surgeon was unavailable for comment, but his spokesman has revealed he is working round the clock on a rush replacement. The surgeon has also agreed to alter the shape of the new Alex's nose and ears to Miss Price's specifications. The surgeon is under strict orders to complete the new robot in time for her contracted wedding blessing in the summer.
Experts have suggested that the malfunction may have been caused when the robot's internal software struggled to understand Wossy's wamblings. Talking about the incident in today's newspapers Wossy said, "I couldn't believe it! One minute I'm talking to Alex Weid, the next I'm looking at a woasting wobot!"
Katie appears to have gone into hiding, and was last seen leaving the studios via a back entrance with a hunky fireman under her arm and her camera crew in tow.