Bristolian wit and raconteur Justin Lee-Collins has finally ended months of speculation and admitted that he is indeed the much admired 'street artist' Banksy. Speaking from his home in Easton, mr Lee-Collins said 'I, loike, caouldn't hide it any longer. Once I knew the News of the World was after me, I had to coime oyt and admit it were me what did them paintins n stuff'
Bristol Museum spokesman commented that his suspisions had been arroused by an 'odd-looking short beardy bloke' that was spotted by CCTV during Banksy's top secret preparations for his sell-out exhibition last year.
Art Critic Brian Sewel commented on the story 'I'm not surprised you know, after all you never see them together do you? By the way who is this Banksy Fellow anyhow?'
Relieved to have come clean Mr Lee-Collins' celebrations were cut short by the serving of a writ from Bristol City council for unpaid fines amounting to £15m for public disorder offences dating back to 1988.