Tehran - (Ass Press): BBC headlines tonight have proclained that it was an Iranian reality TV show that seized 15 Royal Navy officers at gunpoint in the Shitt El-Arab before taking them to a secure Tehran studio facility.
The BBC banner 'Iran TV shows seized UK navy crew' are unequivocal that Fundamentalist Big Brother is behind the capture of RN personnel who may otherwise never have had the chance to take part in an Iranian reality TV show.
The story has been broadcast on the BBC World Service and on their website to a global audience regularly estimated to be in excess of 3 billious.
Not much is known about the editorial masterminds behind Fundamentalist Big Bother other than it has studied American Idle, Celebrity Big Brother and countless other Western TV humiliation shows before staging its very own first foray into the genre.
A BBC source commented today that the Iranians may have been buoyed into executing their daring idea by Shilpa Shetty's recent VIP makeover where she was feted by UK Prime Mobster Tony Blair, various MPs at the Houses of Parliament, Queen Elizabeth and some religious service dignitaries at a gig conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey.
In Whitehall worried Foreign Office officials are now wondering how they can fix any potential Iranian phone vote that might result in one of the captives being voted off ahead of repatriation to the UK.
Jade Goody is absolutely livid.