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Ed Balls Day Photoshops To Help You Celebrate The Most Important Day Of The Year

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28/04/2016 11:14

You're probably seeing Ed Balls all over the internet today, and there's very good reason - it's the fifth anniversary of the time the former Labour MP tweeted his own name and caused a social media storm.

In keeping with this time honoured tradition, here's a few slightly disconcerting pictures of Ed Balls you may have not seen before...

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: In this handout provided by adidas, Creative Director Stella McCartney joins Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes to unveil the new adidas and Stella McCartney Team GB kit for Rio 2016 (L to R) Tom Mitchell, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Stella McCartney, Tom Daley, Olivia Breen at Seymour Leisure Centre on April 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Duffy/adidas via Getty Images)
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The legend behind Ed Balls day is steeped in mystery, but the story goes that Ed was shopping for a 12-hour pulled pork when he accidentally tweeted his name instead of searching for it while looking for a story written about him.

The tweet went viral and, before long, it became part of British culture.

Happy Ed Balls Day, one and all.

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