12 of the best celebrity April Fool’s pranks EVER

Lucy Mecklenburgh’s bouncy shopping aisles?!

Ant and Dec, Cheryl, Daniel Radcliffe

by Emmeline Saunders |
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April 1st is a time for reflection, thinking about the joys of spring, considering your life choices and... hang on - it's all about making life miserable for your friends and family for those sacred 12 hours before midday! That's it, everyone loves to play a prank on their friends or workmates, and celebrities are NO different!

Here are some of the best celebrity April Fool's pranks, with everything from Harry Potter stars Tom Felton and Daniel Radcliffe being in a relationship, to Gigi Hadid's 'new' hairstyle.


Celebrity April Fool's

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2018: Tom Hardy as James Bond

There have been many rumours over who would take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond, so Tom Hardy took things into his own hands posting a photo on Instagram captioned, 'Dammit I was in my tux and on the runway GTG… no drama.'

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2017: Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid posted a photo of her herself with a new hair do. She originally posted the photo with the scissor emojis, but updated later on to say it was a prank. '✄ ✄ ✄ happy April foolz fwends ;)


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2015: Geordie Shore and Cheryl Tweedy

Geordie Shore tried to fool us into thinking Cheryl Cole would be 'parachuted' into the house in Season 10 to join the likes of Charlotte Crosby and Gary Beadle. Can you imagine?!

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2015: Ant and Dec and Anton Du Beke

The Radio Times tried to convince us Ant and Dec and Anton Du Beke were about to be revealed to the world of showbiz as a dream trio. Which way round would they all have stood?

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2015: Christian Bale

A local newspaper claimed a council was building a giant statue of Christian Bale in his Batman outfit. It would be in the centre of his hometown, Haverfordwest, to stop drunken revellers from committing crimes.

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2015: Vicky Pattison

In probably the best celebrity prank of the day, Vicky Pattison and The Mirror teamed up to report that she was off to LA, to become Kim Kardashian's new personal trainer.

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2015: Sam Smith

Sam Smith caught some of his followers out by tweeting that he was actually straight, nearly 35,000 retweeted it.

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2015: Tom Felton

Tom Felton made a loads of teenagers' hearts skip a beat, when he announced on Instagram that he and fellow Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe were actually a couple!

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2015: Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh was very proud of her partnership with Tesco and their new trampoline aisles. Look at this fantastic tweet! Tesco later replied saying, 'Glad you're loving it @lucy_meck! It's going to revolutionise the shopping experience. (And shopping was already pretty fun!)'.

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2014: Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres pretended she had an accident on the way to work. Equipped with her neck-brace, Ellen talked to her audience about what had happened to her on the way into the studios. Then, she exclaimed her 'sudden realisation' that it was April Fool's Day, removed the neck accessory and the audience exhaled with relief.

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2014: Laura Whitmore

Back in 2014, Laura Whitmore scared everyone by pretending she and Joe Swash had had a secret leprechaun baby.

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2014: One Direction

The Mirror got in on all the 1st April spirit back in 2014. They released a story about One Direction, claiming that they wouldn't be allowed to enter North Korea until they'd each had a hair cut. Thankfully it was all a joke and the 1D lads kept their luscious locks.


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