The world had responded excitingly to the news that David Miliband has quit the heady world of politics to join International Rescue.
At a press conference this morning held on Tracy Island, former astronaut, Jeff Tracy, head of the Tracy family, announced that this was possibly one of the most exciting developments his Thunderbirds team had witnessed since Gerry Anderson introduced invisible nylon puppet string.
Speaking at the conference, he revealed that London Agent for the secret International Rescue, Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, had brokered the deal together with her parents Sir Hugh Creighton-Ward and his wife, Amelia.
Having met Mr Miliband at Roedean, the exclusive girls' boarding school they both attended, she remembered him as a suave, sophisticated and unflappable deputy to her during her period as head girl.
Mr Miliband joins the Tracy sons Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John to take charge of the newest addition to the Thunderbird fleet, 'Thunderbird 7', which is a specially adapted LDV 12-seater minibus fitted with a V48 engine and capable of traveling at 300 miles per hour (restricted to 50mph in controlled revenue-camera areas).
Parker was said to still speak though his nose, and Brains said he should have gone to SpecSavers.