WaterAid announces the nation’s favourite toilet joke for World Toilet Day

Over the last two weeks, we’ve got the nation talking toilets and voting for their favourite potty-mouthed comedian. Now the votes are in, and we’re thrilled to announce the winner!


19 Nov 2014 | UK

After an intense two weeks of voting by the great British public, we're thrilled to crown comedian Bec Hill the winner of our It’s no joke! competition to find the nation's favourite toilet joke.

Bec beat off stiff competition from a whole host of rival comics - including Milton Jones, Lucy Porter, Arthur Smith, Helen Lederer, Paul Foot, John Cooper Clarke and Alex Horne - and received our coveted golden loo seat for this festive farting funny:

It's no joke! ran for 15 days, and saw 15 potty-mouthed comedians battle for first place on our fluctuating leaderboard.

And while Bec scooped the top prize with her wee one-liner, comedian Matt Forde came a close second with 'The Bard of Salford', with John Cooper Clarke finishing a very respectable third.

World Toilet Day 2014

Our It's no joke! competition is just one of the ways we're marking this year's World Toilet Day, which also saw the launch of our first-ever comedy festival held in former public toilets across London.

But while we've loved making the most of the UK's soft spot for toilet humour, the truth is that - for millions of people around the world - toilets are no laughing matter.

A shocking 2.5 billion people – one in three of the world's population – do not have access to a safe, private toilet, and many have no choice but to face the indignity of relieving themselves in the open, where they are exposed to disease and vulnerable to harassment and even attack.

Want to help us overcome the embarrassment of talking toilets? Watch all the competition jokes and find out more about World Toilet Day 2014 here >