Having recently lost most of his £35M fortune due to a bad bet on the 4.30 at Kempton Park, the future was looking decidedly bleak for Money-Saving Expert Martin Lewis. However a curious twist of fate means he could still come up trumps.
A Nigerian prince has personally emailed Mr Lewis outlining the difficulties in retrieving several hundred million US dollars from the corrupt authorities in his war-ravaged homeland, and asking for Mr Lewis's help.
'For a small outlay of just a few thousand pounds for expenses', explained the money-saving expert, 'I have been guaranteed a ten million pounds professional fee for helping Prince Banjo-O-Konobi reclaim what is rightfully his. In the current economic climate this is an unbeatable rate of return and a deal I would certainly recommend to my readers should they receive similar pleas for help. What could possibly go wrong?'
Massive hat-tip to Bookiesfriend