Lord Stephen Hawking, the most accomplished sprinter Britain has ever produced, claimed last night that physicists have travelled backwards and forwards through the ages 'for some time'; altering the course of history for their own ends.
The world-record breaking athlete, who was made a Lord in the nineties, was speaking from his beach-front home in Malibu. "Of course, I can offer no concrete proof. But of course it's entirely possible that people could travel into the future, find the cure for say, Motor Neurone Disease, travel back to their early life and cure themselves. Their life would then develop in a completely different direction. Hypothetically speaking, of course."
But Lord Hawking faced criticism from the King of England, Brian Cox, who dismissed the idea of time travel as 'pure fantasy'.
"Next he'll be telling me that someone changed history and created 'Bikini Thursday' themselves, rather than it being the result of a fair democratic process," he said.