Colonel Gaddafi was discovered in the early hours of this morning living in the channel 5 Big Brother house. It has been suggested that he may have been living there undetected for up to a week alongside a selection of nondescript celebrities who no-one has any interest in and therefore no-one was watching.
Foreign secretary William Hague made a statement this morning confirming the discovery. "I can confirm that Colonel Gaddafi has been discovered in a mock up house created for a british TV show. Unfortunately due to the fact that very few people have been observing the goings on in the house, and those that have are readers of Heat magazine who are not equipped with any kind of political awareness, no-one was able to identify him and report him to the authorities"
Gaddafi was spotted by a civil servant Geoffery Johnson who has been having trouble with his TV tuning; "Since the digital switch over in my area my televison has been doing funny things and sometimes randomly changes channel for no reason. I was watching the BBC news channel when the channel suddenly changed and I saw Gaddafi. At first I thought it was simlpy a cut away to some stock footage within the news report, but when I noticed that Gaddafi was being wrapped in cling film and sprayed with shaving foam by Jedward my suspicions were aroused"
The discovery has been quite an embarrassment to channel 5, who recently bought the failing programme from channel 4 in the hope that it would become 'so-bad-that-it's-good'. A spokesman for the broadcaster defended the incident; "He told us he was the ex-wife of some sort of footballer and therefore we believed his presence in the house to be legitimate"
The incident has refuelled speculation that Osama Bin Laden may have spent some time in the 'I'm a Celebrity' Jungle during the spring of 2005.