A spokesman for the University of Manchester says Professor Cox was taken by a laser-like beam from a UFO in the sky when he had parked outside the university building and was walking from his car at 7.25 this morning.
Cox rose to fame for the second time in his life as presenter of BBC popular science series such as “Wonders of the solar system”, “Wonders of the universe”, and “Wonders of life”. His first stint as a celebrity was 20 years earlier, when he was a pop star.
When reporters called the phone he was carrying at the time of the abduction, Professor Cox answered and confirmed he was in an alien space ship currently in low earth orbit.
“We get along,” said Cox about his alien captors. “I can’t say I enjoy all the probes they put in and all the experiments they are doing to my reproductive system, but I understand their motives.”“This advanced race from Proxima Centauri has an unfortunate appearance,” Cox said. “It is all brain and no beauty with them. In fact, they look just like our chimpanzees. Now they want to use my DNA to improve their looks, obviously without hurting their intelligence as I am a full professor of particle physics, with the IQ such a position requires.”
Cox explained: “They say they picked up my astronomy show on the BBC and decided I was the best looking scientist in the galaxy. While I find this whole abduction thing to be a bit abrupt, is hard to argue against them since they obviously are right.”