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Toilet joke champion on a roll

Bec Hill is flushed after one of her gags was named the number one toilet joke.

The stand-up comic beat figures such as Arthur Smith, Lucy Porter and Milton Jones as her contribution was put on a pedestal in a poll by charity Water Aid to celebrate World Toilet Day today.

Bec trumped the others with her entry: "For Christmas last year I got given Sudoku toilet paper. It's useless. You can only fill it in with number ones and number twos."

The national competition saw the public voting for their favourite toilet-related jokes from 15 comedy figures, with Matt Forde ranked number two and poet John Cooper Clarke placed third.

Bec was awarded a golden loo seat by the charity for her top toilet humour.

Water Aid has been trying to raise awareness of insanitary conditions around the global with a series of World Toilet Day: It's No Joke! events with pop-up comedy nights in converted public toilets across London.

To mark the day, the charity has written to the UN Secretary-General to highlight that more than ten million children under the age of five have died since the turn of the millennium because of diseases which are a result of poor toilet facilities for their communities.

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