We are not alone ...

...According to Profesor Hawking.

On some occasions and let's be honest here, when a disabled person opens their mouth it can be difficult to understand what they are going on about.

Professor Stephen Hawking falls into this category, yet not because of any kind of speech impediment as providing his Duracell batteries are in tact Hawking's voice machine works rather well. The reason for any kind of communication barrier between Jo Public and Hawking is simply because he is a genius and now the British physicist is telling us that we are under threat of an alien invasion.

Forget the credit crunch, a volcanic eruption and the prospect that the Conservative Party could be back in power before this fortnight is out, according to Hawking a massive spaceship could be on its way to earth to colonise our planet and take our resources. These outrageous claims by the professor come from a forthcoming documentary series called Stephen Hawkings Universe on the Discovery channel.

The professor said in his Dalek speech synthesized voice: 'We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.

'I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet.

'Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.'

'If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.'

The claims come from an intensive three years which saw the professor either studying alien invasion or smoking too much wacky backy.

Stephen Hawkings Universe starts on May 9th at 9pm.