Sunshine Coast hoax video creator contacted by “Ellen”

The Sunshine Coast businessman behind the fake pregnant French tourist video says he has been contacted by “Ellen”.

Nigel Lucas claimed he had been contacted by the Ellen De Generes Show to see if he and the other people involved would like to appear.  He is yet to make up his mind about that.

He also said the idea behind the hoax You Tube campaign was born of good intentions.


He said he and a fellow Sunshine Coast businessman came up with the scheme in about ten minutes.

Mr Lucas now suspects he is the most hated person in Mooloolaba, after admitting it was all a hoax.

In it, a woman claiming to be a French tourist says she is pregnant and is looking for the father of her child.

Mr Lucas owns Holiday Mooloolaba and said it didn’t cost them hardly anything to put together “we were thinking maybe 500 hits on You Tube”, but that number soared into the millions within four days.