Following a chance collision with Robert Peston, TV scientist Professor Brian Cox thinks he's stumbled upon the whereabouts of the disappearing eurobillions, but too late to help the struggling economies of Greece, Ireland, Italy and the Isle of Wight.
"It's crazy," explains the pop-star turned physicist. "All that money. The fact is it's simply spiralled into a black hole 2.5 kilometres south of Brussels. If you can imagine a toroid, looking down, from underneath, but not from here, from somewhere else, and then spin it round and round, and stretch that with a wrecking bar that's about as long as the milky way is wide, then you've got a very good imagination - I'd say an excellent imagination - but that's not going to help very much because as I said the money's all gone into a black hole."
If the pop-star turned physicist is right, there's not a lot of hope of recovering the cash. Cox again: "Without a doubt, somewhere else in this universe, or in another one, in the future or in the past there'll be a corresponding white hole, spewing money, we don't know where. Somewhere there could be a world with creatures like dinosaurs or eels, and all this money coming at them, they won't know what to do with it. They might try and eat it. It's something we don't know."
Peston was mercifully unavailable for comment.