April Fools’ Day 2016 roundup: How many of these hoaxes fooled you?
It’s that time of year again – happy April Fools’ Day! We imagine most of you have spent the morning dodging gags and being generally disbelieving of any news you’ve read anywhere or heard from anyone. However, it’s now Friday afternoon and time to kick back and have a good giggle at the expense of those who genuinely fell for some of these beautiful pranks.
There have been some real corkers this year, and some less funny attempts (Google’s April Fools’ joke has already lost people real, actual jobs – we think?). We’ll leave the judgement up to you:
“Jeremy Clarkson may no longer be hosting Top Gear, but that does not mean he won’t be appearing in the new series”, said the source, who wishes to remain anonymous.
“Olivia couldn’t believe it, she thought it was a joke at first,” said a close friend. “It’s the dream job that every actor in Britain wanted and she was over the moon to land it. But it’s not just that.
“Olivia’s no fool – she knows it will raise her profile abroad and lead to better, and more lucrative, film offers. Olivia knows it’s now time to prove herself to the rest of the world. She had her third baby less than eight months ago but is determined to get in shape and prove she can do the stunts just as well as any man.”
3. Pimms announces Big Ben sponsorship deal
According to the Mirror, Simon Cowell will be adding a trapdoor to the new series of Britain’s Got Talent, to bring rejects “back down to earth”.
A spokesman said: “Simon is always looking to try something new and so for the 10th anniversary the producers wanted to add some extra peril with the trapdoor.”
5. The British Soap Awards announce two new categories: Best Drunk Performance and Best Return from the Grave
— British Soap Awards (@SoapAwards) April 1, 2016
Past and present members of the Mitchell family should be pleased with this.
6. Game of Thrones star and world’s strongest man Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson launches his own brand of sparkling water for fans hoping to attain his physique
ITV’s Director of Television, Kevin Lygo said: “Loose Men is something that ITV has been wanting to do for years, but it couldn’t have gone ahead without this stellar line-up.
“Daytime television has long appealed to our female demographic, but we hope the show will bring in new male viewers and get them engaged in hot topics.”