London - One month after a Spoof news writer revealed the existence of Liz Taylor's secret love child the Daily Mail has wowed its readers with an exclusive.
Queen Mudder's original March 27 Spoof news item laid bare the sordid details of Taylor's illegitimate child - as well as ex-husband Larry Fortensky's inheritance of $1 million from his former Mrs.
Citing 'a psychic and self-proclaimed Taylor confidant' as the story's source an unnamed Mail reporter - probably anonymous to spare his/her copycat blushes - wrote today that Taylor had given birth to an illegitimate child, a daughter.
An attribution to a celeb gossip writer on a New York rag also sees the Mail article claim it revealed last Sunday that Fortensky would inherit £500,000 from the late diva.
"Well, that's hardly news, is it?" the Spoof's QM chuckled today filing the Mail item away in a section marked 'rip offs'.
Last year QM's Spoof about a granny's exploding boobs being the latest terrorist semtex scam saw the story elevated to an unattributed Mail on Sunday exclusive about the dangers of liquid explosive breast implants.
Other writers on the satire site have also complained about their Spoofs regularly ending up as Daily Mail originals.
"Loada bollox, really," a website colleague commented.
"Should be ashamed of themselves."