Tuesday 20 March 2018

Twitter ye not...we've jumped the New Year gun!

You're a little early, guys!
You're a little early, guys!
Break out the bubbles...no - cork it!

One of London's iconic landmarks has jumped the gun with its New Year celebrations this year.

Tower Bridge, often a backdrop for snap-happy revellers during the annual fireworks display over the Thames, wished its Twitter followers a happy 2016 at midnight - 24 hours early.

A post on the bridge's official Twitter feed, which has since been deleted, said: "Happy New Year from everyone here at Tower Bridge!"

Around 20 minutes later, once the mistake had been shared widely by other users, it posted: "Oops, guess we got a little too excited there ..."

People were quick to mock the mistake - and similar ones made by other landmarks and businesses.

Sparkling water purveyor Highland Spring sent a message to its followers on both Twitter and Facebook which read: "Break out the bubbles - it's 2016! #HappyNewYear."

And Nottingham Castle, which is holding a free fireworks display, posted: "Happy New Year from all the staff at Nottingham Castle!"

Chris Robertson, from Nottingham, responded: "Guys. You're a day early."

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