Over and out as Cricket team hit century of videos
Jimmy Cricket’s run of 100 daily video messages during the coronavirus restrictions is over.
The famous Northern Irish comedian hit the century mark on Wednesday (8 July) and will no longer do them every day.
He had been sending all his fans and friends togetherness posts each day as the world has fought coronavirus.
The UK government announced on 23 March it was imposing strict new curbs on life in the UK.
However, the restrictions for the Covid-19 lockdown are starting to be relaxed nationwide.
Jimmy has been posting the videos on social media with the message: “We can do this together!”
He had posted his first video the day before the lockdown and has attempted to give them topical themes.
Jimmy told a few jokes in the clip and urged people to help each other in these tough times.
He said: “Once we get though this, at the end of the tunnel, we’ll all have a great big huddle together.”
Jimmy decided a while ago to halt the videos at 100.
He reached the memorable milestone saying: “Hi folks, countdown complete, jokes.
“My thanks to @KatieMulg for the original idea to perform my Twitter jokes
“It’s been an absolute joy and pleasure to entertain you on a daily basis! #StayAlert”
In May, Jimmy penned a special message to all his fans, friends and followers.
In it, he said: “It was my youngest daughter Katie who suggested I do a joke each day on social media not long after the lockdown had kicked in.
“Before we knew it, we’d got to day 54 when one of our Facebookers suggested I go for the 100 jokes.
“His name was Paul Ritchie and I bought into his idea right away.
“After all, I can’t go on indefinitely.
“I put on my character costume of tail coat, hat and wellingtons and do them in weekly batches of seven and just drop them in each day one at a time.
“Mrs Cricket’s the one behind the camera and she does a phenomenal job.
“I’m constantly astounded how good the quality is on her iPhone.
“I try to make them relevant to what’s happening in the news.
“I’m thrilled by the emails and texts I get from people telling me how much I cheer them up.”