The judge presiding over the Dwain Chambers Injunction case will delay making his decision on the exciting case until tomorrow in a bid, say court officials, "to make the spectacle even more exciting."
Mr Justice Mackay had been expected to deliver his verdict today, but, seeing the potential to develop what, like ITV's 1970s lunchtime drama Crown Court, has been a nailbiting judicial episode, he asked both sides to be patient until the morning, when will reveal all.
It's going to be a 'tossing-and-turning' sort of night for Chambers, as he sweats in his pyjamas with the chance of Olympic gold hanging in the balance.
Outside the Old Bailey, at least 2000 members of the public, 'on both sides of the hurdle', were preparing to camp out so that they could receive news of the result at the earliest possible stage in the proceedings.
One of those waiting, Alan Saddo, from Burnley, said:
"This is typical of the judiciary, to keep us hanging on for a result like this, although, I suppose, it does add to the excitement!"