Persistent rumours circulating around BBC Television Centre appear to suggest that the media juggernaut has approached failed X-Factor boot camp wannabe, Chloe Mafia - offering her a job reading the early evening edition of The News on BBC1
Analysts shook their heads in amazement when they heard the shocking news, but insisted that such a step would be in keeping with the BBC's alleged sexist and ageist agenda.
Chloe, from Wakefield, a single mother, has courted controversy since making her X-Factor debut as revelations surfaced suggesting that she has a criminal past, is an 'escort' girl, a substance abuser, and a rotten singer, but has risen to the challenge and appears determined to make an impression on the world.
Skoob Entertainment News supremo, Buffty Ginslinger, thinks Chloe Mafia as a newsreader would be a selection absolutely in line with current BBC policy. He said:
"She's young, she wears skimpy clothing, she's got tramp stamps, and a thick Yorkshire accent. She could have been designed specifically for the BBC. I think she'll make a smashing newsreader. Providing she doesn't laugh at the tragic bits. She's got everything, that girl. In fact, I'm such a fan that I'll be off shortly on the midnight train to Wakefield. I hear that she's upped her rates since she got on X-Factor, but I'm sure she'll be open to sensible negotiation."
The other X-Factor sensation, Cher Whatsername from Malvern told us:
"Good luck to her. I'm sure she'll make a great newsreader. She is not too thin by the way. And neither am I."
Cheryl Cole is still 5'3"
More as we get it.