Liz Jones, the Daily Mail columnist, has sparked outrage, amusement and bemusement after claiming she once stole her boyfriend’s sperm so she could get pregnant.
In Thursday’s stomach-churning confession, tagged online as: "Liz Jones makes her most shocking confession yet," she talks about her longing desire to have a child.
Jones reveals that during a particularly broody time of her life (in her late 30s if you must know) she hatched a cunning plan.
She tells the Daily Mail’s millions of readers that despite her boyfriend, Trevor, being "wildly unsuitable" because he didn’t want children she: "Resolved to steal his sperm from him in the middle of the night.
"I thought it was my right, given that he was living with me and I had bought him many, many M&S ready meals.
"The ‘theft’ itself was alarmingly easy to carry out. One night, after sex, I took the used condom and, in the privacy of the bathroom, I did what I had to do. Bingo."
It doesn’t end there.
"As it turned out, my attempts to get pregnant by Trevor failed, and shortly afterwards he and I split up.
"But my dreams of motherhood persisted, and I resorted to similarly secretive methods to conceive in my next relationship."
Now Twitter has been deluged with reaction to the article and "Liz Jones" has become Thursday's second-top trending term in the UK.
MP Louise Mensch tweeted: "Enough Liz Jones tweets please. I just had breakfast."
Lauren Laverne added: "In all seriousness, am worried for Liz Jones."
And Naiomi Madden-Smith tweeted: "Well I have never heard so much rubbish in all my life. Not all women are that devious Liz Jones!"
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