The sad end of the celebrity potato that looked like a sheep - or is it?
EVERYONE is famous for 15 minutes. Even potatoes that bear a faint resemblance to sheep.
But like a cruel eviction from Celebrity Big Brother, not even cult internet status could save the lil' sheepotato called Spud. Or so we thought.....
Photographer Jaqui Lethaby was on hand for Spud's execution at the hands of chef Giles Sampson of The Crown at Wells marketplace.
The pub grub expert couldn't wait to try out his designs on poor Spud, despite becoming a sort of folk hero for those who were a bit bored on the internet on Tuesday when Spud launched to fame on sites like Fark, Huffington Post, and the Wells Journal.
Parents Lorna and Steve Binning dug up the sheepotato from their allotment in Burcott Road, Wells, and mentioned the sheep-y resemblance to us.
But you say potato, we say cook it. And so Spud was put on a bed of garnish and served up to his parents last night at The Crown.
But faced with eating their cute creation, Steve and Lorna balked and Spud was handed an 11th hour Death Row reprieve.
Lorna tucked Spud into her handbag and the family unit went home and will live happily ever after.
(Until Spud goes a bit moldy and will probably need throwing into a compost bag.)
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