Kent Man's Joke Voted Top
12 December 2017, 07:55 | Updated: 12 December 2017, 07:57
A joke about the Prime Minister, by a man from Kent, has won a national competition to write the best modern Christmas cracker joke.
Samuel Williams, 35, won with the line "Why was Theresa May sacked as nativity manager? She couldn't run a stable government".
The joke voted into second place in the annual competition by UKTV channel Gold was about Southern Rail. It read ""Why don't Southern Rail train guards share advent calendars? They want to open the doors themselves".
Gags about Ryanair, Donald Trump and Brexit also proved popular.
The entries were submitted via Twitter and shortlisted by a panel of judges before being put to a public vote of 2,000 British adults.
Winner Samuel Williams will receive £1,500 towards a holiday and a box of bespoke Gold Christmas Crackers, one of which will contain his own gag.
The top 10 jokes were voted to be:
1. Why was Theresa May sacked as nativity manager? She couldn't run a stable government.
2. Why don't Southern Rail train guards share advent calendars? They want to open the doors themselves.
3. What's the difference between Ryanair and Santa? Santa flies at least once a year.
4. Kim Jong Un will play Santa this year in the South's annual pantomime. He said he fancied a Korea change.
5. Why did Donald Trump continuously decorate the Christmas tree? Because people kept saying "moron" to him.
6. Why was the planned Ryanair TV documentary scrapped? They were unable to air a pilot.
7. Which TV Christmas special is being filmed in Brussels this year? Deal Or No Deal.
8. Theresa May has asked Santa for a home makeover this year. First thing on the list was a new Cabinet.
9. What did Bruce Forsyth say when the Christmas pheasant repeated on him? "Good game, good game".
10. Why did Jeremy Corbyn ask people not to eat sprouts on Christmas Day? He wants to give peas a chance.