02/04/2015 10:04 BST | Updated 01/06/2015 10:12 BST

Teenager's April Fools' Joke Backfires When She Dumps Boyfriend By Text

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A teenage girl who pretended to dump her boyfriend as an April Fools' Day joke was left mortified when he turned the tables – and dumped HER.

Hayleigh Mcbay, 17, used WhatsApp to break the news to David Clarke that he was history.

But it seems David isn't as gullible as his girlfriend thinks, and in an hilarious exchange posted to Twitter, he gave Hayleigh a taste of her own medicine.

Hayleigh, from Elgin in Moray, Scotland, texted David: "I don't want to be with you any more. I am not happy."

But the boyfriend replied: "Thank God you said it first so I didn't have to."

Shocked, Hayleigh shot back: "What? What do you mean? So you don't want to be with me?"

Soon after her boyfriend revealed that he had also been playing an April Fools' Day prank.

After seeing the funny side, Hayleigh uploaded a screenshot of the conversation to Twitter, with the caption: "Well, my April Fools' backfired :s."

The tweet has seen been retweeted more than 14,000 times and favourited more than 13,000.

While many have seen the funny side of the post, others accused Hayleigh and David of staging the exchange.

But Hayleigh replied: "Just to clarify, me and David did not plan that - but he guessed it was April Fools' so jokingly replied. Sad that I have to specify that."

But she stopped short of another gag - telling followers yesterday: "Can't even prank my mum and tell her I'm pregnant tomorrow because she'll be so disappointed when I tell her I'm joking."

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