The best April Fool’s Day jokes of 2019 – ITV News

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The best April Fool’s Day jokes of 2019 – ITV News
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April Fool’s Day has come and gone – how many did you fall for? Credit: PA

The way 2019 has turned out so far there probably aren’t that many headlines you absolutely wouldn’t believe.

So you might think the impact of April Fool’s Day jokes is not what it once was – but that didn’t stop some out there from trying.

Here are nine of the best to do the rounds this morning.

  • BBC iPlayer’s ‘skip the sex’ button

Introducing @BBCiPlayer’s #SkipTheSex button.

For those mortifying moments when a surprise ? or ? makes you ?… pic.twitter.com/eM9rQ6LNFi

— BBC iPlayer (@BBCiPlayer) April 1, 2019


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The BBC ran with the novel idea of introducing a ‘skip the sex’ button on its iPlayer service, meaning you wouldn’t have to suffer through those awkward romantic scenes when you’re sat next to your mum.

No longer will @Number10cat need his human helpers to open the door… he's happy as Larry with his new flap in today's Daily Mail! pic.twitter.com/kRIYKZDWqF

— Hannah Tomes (@_hannah_tomes) March 31, 2019


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Downing Street’s pet cat, Larry, got his own cat flap through the famous door – or so the Daily Mail would have you believe.

They quote a spokesman saying the flap would allow a “swift, soft exit – and re-entry”.

50 years after Scouts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, we’re announcing the first-ever Scout Camp in outer space!

Led by Chief Ambassador Bear Grylls, 12 Explorer Scouts will be ready for liftoff in April 1, 2021. ? https://t.co/cXd1BaTigz

— World Scouting (@worldscouting) April 1, 2019


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Scouts may be expected to set up camp in remote parts of the wilderness but this would have been a stretch.

Bear Grylls got in on the act too.

  • Leaving the Eurovision Song Contest
Our time in Eurovision is not at and end. Credit: PA

As if there weren’t enough plates to spin when it comes to Brexit, The Express had some fun claiming leaving the European Union means the UK’s place in Eurovision is under threat.

The horror.

The M25 is not really about to shut. Credit: PA

London news website, My London, targeted commuters with their fib that the M25 will be closed for a whole week to make way for a cycle lane around the capital.

They even quoted a spokesman saying “to be honest,everyone’s just going to have to like it or lump it”.

  • Sleeping in the luggage hold on National Express

We’re so excited to trial our brand new upgrade option, the #NXSleep.

We’ve converted the luggage hold on selected routes into luxury travel suites, complete with king size bed, flat screen TV, complimentary snacks and more!

Snooze, relax, enjoy. Sound good? ? pic.twitter.com/f6fKk8ImZn

— National Express (@nationalexpress) April 1, 2019


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National Express got some attention for their announcement that they’re trialling an option to offer passengers a bed in the luggage hold.

Fed up of having to endure stinky sandwiches and smelly snacks on trains?

As part of new anti-social behaviour legislation, those caught eating offensive food items while in transit could face a penalty fare of up to £2,000.

Check before you travel ? https://t.co/kePXd0M6Yz pic.twitter.com/Or9LRThRsw

— British Transport Police (@BTP) April 1, 2019


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Another one to do with transport, this time from the British Transport Police.

They warned that you could end up with a fine of up to £2,000 if you’re caught eating something smelly on trains.

  • No more April Fool’s jokes
The Telegraph referenced Oliver Cromwell for their story. Credit: PA

The Telegraph embraced the hysteria over “fake news” by claiming April Fool’s jokes have been banned this year because the public can’t tell the difference between reality and farce.

They reference an Oliver Cromwell statute to give it some added credibility.

It's his biggest scoop yet… Join @PiersMorgan as he goes undercover in prison in the thrilling new reality show Piers Behind Bars With Piers Morgan. Does he stay in or do we set him free? YOU decide… @susannareid100 @GMB pic.twitter.com/mJkKlTU5P9

— ITV (@ITV) April 1, 2019


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And one from here at ITV – imagine Piers Morgan behind bars on reality TV.

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