Brad Holmes has just stormed out of the room, a victim of his own game. The internet prankster has finally had a taste of his own medicine; his girlfriend, the victim of countless pranks he’d played on her, has had her sweet revenge. But Brad couldn’t have expected her to go quite this far.
Brad, a 24-year-old from Southampton, England, has been posting prank videos to Facebook since May 2013. He started by uploading videos of his dad hilariously moaning about famous people.
In the years since Brad has achieved notoriety on Instagram and YouTube. On Facebook, meanwhile, he has over 685,000 likes.
Some of Brad’s most popular pranks have involved leaving his girlfriend – but not really – and faking a proposal to her. He got down on one knee – only to request a cup of tea.
On April 28, 2016 Brad posted a video of a particularly outrageous prank to his Facebook page, which sparked as much outrage as it did laughs. Had Brad gone too far this time?
In the two-minute clip Brad’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Jenny Davies, is asleep on the couch. He approaches her slowly, making sure not to wake her up, with a pair of scissors.
He then grabs a lock of her long brown hair and quietly cuts through it. After he’s trimmed it equally on both sides Brad wakes his other half up.
Jenny is understandably furious. She screams using all manner of expletives and asks a giggling Brad to leave the room.
Brad mentioned in the comments section of the video – which has been watched more than ten million times – that he’d already booked Jenny in for hair extensions prior to executing the prank. But that didn’t stop his girlfriend from telling him to “f*** off out of my life.”
It didn’t take long for Jenny to start plotting her revenge. But after all the pranks Brad had pulled on her over the years, she would need to go big to do her trick justice.
Jenny knew, though, that she couldn’t do it alone. As she planned out the finer details of her prank she drafted in Lawrence, Brad’s brother, to help.
The plan was simple: Jenny would convince her boyfriend that she’d slept with Lawrence. All they had to do was lie alongside each other in bed and wait for Brad to return home from work.
So Jenny and Lawrence climbed into bed in a state of undress and awaited their victim’s return. The stage was set, but would Brad fall for it?
The answer was yes – hook, line and sinker. Upon walking into his bedroom to find his girlfriend and brother lying next to each other, seemingly nude, Brad was absolutely livid.
Brad launched a tidal wave of expletives towards Lawrence and Jenny, both of whom were acting nonplussed. Yet this only enraged Brad further, who gave the pair “two seconds” to offer an explanation.
When both remained quiet, however, Brad leaped over the bed and began attacking Lawrence – at which point Jenny realized they’d probably gone too far. She screamed at Brad that it was just a prank.
An angry Brad stumbled backwards from the bed and continued swearing at the pair. Clearly embarrassed that he’d been fooled, he stormed out of the room as Jenny called out, “Next time don’t cut my f***ing hair!”
Despite many fans finding Brad’s videos hilarious, there are many others who think they’re faked or that the couple are acting. The comments beneath Jenny’s prank certainly suggest as much.
Brad decided to become a keyboard warrior and hit back at the doubters. He accused them of being wannabe movie critics and that they weren’t fit to comment unless they had “a degree in casting or directing films.”
But whether the couple’s pranks are a raucous reality or a false façade, Brad and Jenny will no doubt think twice before going this far again. Or then again maybe they won’t; it hasn’t stopped them so far, after all.