It has just been announced that Spoof writer Skoob1999 has been admitted to the Priority Clinic in north London following a humiliating chess defeat by fellow Spoof writer Monkey Woods, which was witnessed by 39 million on line viewers.
Skoob1999 has been known to suffer from identity crises in the past, and has reportedly found it difficult to handle finding himself in the Spoof top twenty writers list. As recently as last month, Skoob reportedly started asking people up his local shops if they knew who he was.
"It's a bit like the Susan Boyle thing," a friend told us. "He just couldn't cope with the fame. He always looked up to people like Monkey Woods, and when he found himself on a similar level - although obviously nowhere near as good - he couldn't handle it."
Spoof chess correspondent Ernie Bishop told us:
"I don't understand why he's upset. He let Woods play white, knowing that the Yorkshireman had a trick or two up his sleeve. Woods forced an error which resulted in Skoob conceding a free move which was checkmate anyway. Skoob shouldn't be bitter about the result."
Skoob was admitted to the Priority Clinic last night in a terrible state. He was said to be pleading for Amanda Holden to hold his hand, as long as Mrs Skoob wasn't looking.
The prognosis is bleak. Skoob1999 may be forced to rehearse with dance troupe Diversity as part of his rehabilitation.
Spoof writer Monkey Woods denied any responsibility for his spoofing colleague's fragile state of mind, telling us:
"I beat him fair and square. I'm off to Wormwood Scrubs now to play Jimbo Gunn, and when I beat him with my devastating move don't blame me if he cracks up."
More as we get it.