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Billy Ray Cyrus Latest To Fall For Twitter Prank As He Retweets Jimmy Savile Picture

The singer appeared to not recognise the notorious paedophile.

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Well, this is now in danger of becoming a trend, with someone today tricking country singer Billy Ray Cyrus into retweeting a picture of notorious paedophile Jimmy Savile.

Twitter: @ekajronnoco

Savile, one of Britain's worst sex offenders, is thought to have carried out more than 150 rapes and sexual assaults before his death in 2011.

At 1:30pm on Friday the retweet was still showing on Cyrus's timeline.

Jake imo, who tweets as @ekajronnoco, seems to be enjoying the attention his prank is causing as numerous UK publications cover Cyrus's error.

Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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