London - "OMG, has someone grassed him up about those damn Leylandii flanking Max's back yard?" was gardener Douggie Rustles' response to today's unexpected dawn knock on the front door by Operation Yewtree cops.
The groundsman was speaking to QM-NewsCorpse reporters after topnotch public relations consultant Sir Max Cliffhanger was arrested at daybreak at his Surrey home.
The 60-something celeb rep is being probed by the Met team investigating stuff around Jimmy Savile and pals in an ongoing saga about hysterical - er...historical! - sex crimes.
His PR portfolio of Z-lister celebs is said to be the very stuff of legend 'as well as Simon Cowell and Mohammed Fayed'.
Commenting on news of the arrest rival one PR genius who did not wish to be named said "WTF??"
Rumors that the police investigation could now be renamed to 'Operation Gumtree' have been soundly squashed.