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9 celebrities who decided to really go for it on April Fools' Day

To varying degrees of success, mind.

YESTERDAY WAS APRIL FOOLS’ Day and never ones to miss out on a bit of attention, a number of celebrities decided to play “pranks” on their fans.

Here’s how they marked it.

George Takei told everyone that he was running for Congress.

The legendary actor told The Daily Buzz that he was planning to challenge Devin Nunes for his seat in next year’s midterm elections.

But after receiving endorsements from the likes of Mark Ruffalo, he revealed that the whole thing was an elaborate prank and posted a, “Gotcha!” image.

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh teased the possibility of a bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather…

And revealed the “slightly unusual” terms of the fight.

Right.

Katy Perry joked that this was the cover of her next album.

A lackluster effort if we’re being frank.

Rebel Wilson faked an injury on the set of Pitch Perfect 3 and sent everyone into panic mode…

Very cruel. We approve.

If you can’t see the video, please click here

Retired Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps announced that he would be coming back to compete in Tokyo 2020.

Before dashing everyone’s hopes. Don’t give us that monkey emoji, Michael. You know what you did.

Former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson landed herself in hot water when she joked that she was expecting a child with her husband…

Many felt that the joke was insensitive given the number of women who struggle with fertility issues and Johnson was forced to apologise.

Holly Willoughby joked that she would be fronting BT Sport’s soccer coverage yesterday…

 

A woman covering sport! God forbid.

hs Source: Holly Willoughby/Twitter

The Jump’s Amy Willerton posted a Boomerang of herself falling head first on the ski slopes and said that she had broken her nose…

Ha, ha, ha.

Before posting another photo to confirm that she had not in fact broken her nose. You don’t say!

Gigi Hadid posted a photo of herself sporting what appeared to be a pixie cut before revealing an hour later that it was all just a prank.

happy April foolz fwends ;) :P

Wow, you really had us going.

✄ ✄ ✄ happy April foolz fwends ;) :P

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Thank God it only happens once a year, eh?

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