In recent weeks the Daily Star has become a little obsessed with tall tales of invincible giant rats - some the size of cows - who are threatening to kill us all. The paper has been dividing its time between stories about humungo-rodents and plugs for Big Brother. So it is a happy coincidence that today the Star reports some giant "killer" rats have turned up at the set of Big Brother in Elstree to give the show some much-needed publicity.
However, it's probably too early to panic just yet. Elstree Studios took to Twitter to suggest the story should be taken with "a large pinch of salt" while others who work at the famous studios have been in touch to say they have neither seen nor heard any report of rats - giant or otherwise - at Elstree.