The last piece of Sir Ranulph Fiennes has fallen off due to extreme frostbite.
The 68 year old Victorian throwback had been attempting to cross the frozen aisle in Aldi when his last remaining appendage succumbed to the icy conditions.
Sir Ranulph, long known for cutting the dead black bits off his feet in extreme climates, was hoping to hang on to the rigid piece of dying flesh long enough to carry his bag of deep frozen chipolatas to checkout no 9.
However, despite several attempts to reattach the necrotised member by the budget supermarket's crack first aid team, Sir Ranulph finally admitted that his exploring days were over.
'It's extremely disappointing' said the mad old adventurer, 'After 18 months of preparation and extensive training from the cold meat section of Lidl to the chest freezers of Netto, to come this close; only to have the last piece of my withered, crystalline flesh shatter on the beige tiled aisles of Aldi is a most distressing end to my magnificent career.'
Scientists are hoping to take DNA samples from the deeply permafrosted chunk of decayed digit, in the hope that one day, cloned copies of the Arctic roller's bodyparts can be reproduced for sale in the form of burgers, meatballs and dinosaur shaped, breadcrumbed nuggets.
In the meantime however, fans of the great outdoorsmen of the moment, will have to content themselves with Ray Mears' rat and nettle ready meals, and slices of meachanically reclaimed Billy Bear Grylls sausage.