Tea makers PG Tips have joined forces with mobile phone company Orange to create the world's first SMS enabled kettle.

All you do is text the words "switch on" - even when you're on the way home from work - and the water will be on the boil by the time you get to the kitchen.

Called the ReadyWhenUR, the silver and black kettle is fitted with a radio receiver programmed with your mobile number, an electronic circuit and a tiny set of mechanical levers.

PG are hailing it as the greatest thing since the Teasmade.

The high-tech gadget - inspired by animated inventors Wallace and Gromit - will be on sale from January.

Bad news is you still have to remember to fill the kettle with water - and actually make the tea or coffee. And it will set you back around £100.