Word is reaching us that grumpy Mancunian 'Idiot Abroad' Karl Pilkington has turned down an offer from cheeky chappie Ricky Gervaise to go on a trip to Mogadishu in Somalia.
Insiders say that while Karl was willing to put up with crap toilets in China and India, and sailing up the Amazon getting stung by weird and wonderful creatures, he drew the line at visiting Mogadishu.
A source told us that Karl's quite flexible, as he proved when he spent the evening at a gay transvestite's house in Rio De Janiero - where he also visited a naturist beach and a gay beach.
But apparently Mogadishu is a little too extreme, even for Karl.
A source told us:
"Mogadishu? You're having a laugh aren't you? He's not Ross Kemp. He doesn't have a bleeding death wish. There's pirates and kidnappers and people riding round in pick-up trucks with AK47s over there. It's where Black Hawk Down happened. The place is a frigging war zone. Karl's not having that. He might be a bit daft, but he's not completely mental. Even if Ricky found him a really nice hotel room with a proper bog and an abundance of Andrex bog roll, he wouldn't go there. Have you seen the place on Google Earth? Bloody bullet holes everywhere. It's like something out of a cheap low budget Star Wars film. Nope. He's not going to Mogadishu and that's final."
So there you have it.
More as we get it.