The wires clatter, and out comes a report, filed by the Press Association. What could it be? Abdication? Assassination? War?
No, it's the news that Antony Costa is thinking of buying a ticket to LA:
Victoria Beckham, Cat Deeley and Simon Cowell have all been making waves Stateside, and now the former Blue star is considering making the journey.
Costa, of course, does differ from that trio, who moved across when at the top of their fame and, thus, traveled first class, while Costa is looking into how much it would cost to wrap himself in brown paper and get FedExed to Hollywood.
Still, it's not like Costa is without contacts in La La land:
"I just want to go out there and see what it's about, and get my name about."
There's every chance his brother might be able to put in a word and get him to understudy a tree in a forthcoming student production of The Wizard Of Oz.
It's fairly safe to say that, when Cowell crossed the Atlantic, he did so with a better plan that "seeing what its about."