A nutter from Leicester has chained himself to his garden railings and has proclaimed that the world will end on January 1st at 6.30pm.
Darren Clapdoctor, who funnily enough is a consultant at Leicester's Royal Infirmary and who specialises in STD's told reporters:
"Repent oh ye sinners! The end of the World is nigh for at 6.30 on January 1st, the Earth will be destroyed by a Vogon constructor ship to make way for a new hyper space bypass!"
We put it to him that perhaps he was getting a bit carried away by the book his wife gave him as a Christmas stocking filler but he denied this saying:
"There's nothing about that sort of thing in Fever Pitch! Get a grip!"
The Spoof reckons that nobody should lose any sleep over Clapdoctor's prediction, as it seems to us that it is most unlikely ever to happen.
Ladbrokes are currently offering a generous 2,000,000 / 1 on it actually happening and bookies don't often get it wrong.
But just in case, see our 'How to survive Earth's obliteration' feature in tomorrow's edition of The Spoof.