Stephen Hawking has announced that he has approached outrageous and controversial performer Russell Brand to be the new voice for his computer generated speech.
He said: "As the world knows I had originally approached Johnny Depp for this role.. But I have been watching the work of Russell, and I think he provides an edgy and exciting angle which would make my words more exciting and appeal to a wider audience."
The Cambridge professor then made a very poor joke about improving his brand, which must have taken a great deal of eyebrow muscle effort which was frankly wasted.
Mr Brand was asked about his view of his new role."Oooooooh." He said, "I can't wait to talk about the Big Bang."