With great regret, surgeons at Kings College London have released a statement confirming the successful operation to remove a rogue dog toy squeaker that had been mysteriously lodged in Jimmy Carr’s windpipe for years.

One of the country’s leading throat experts Doctor Barnaby Larynx carried out the operation that should thankfully see the end of Mr Carr’s horrific affliction, a hideous laugh that’s somewhere between a seal being clubbed and a clowns car horn.

Carr is most famous his services to the offshore tax avoidance industry, appearing on as many panel shows as humanly possible, doing a Roger Federer waxwork impression at parties, and occasionally saying something amusing.