Watch our top 12 best TV moments of the year

7 December 2017, 09:03 | Updated: 23 March 2018, 16:15

2017 has been another great year's worth of telly, with moments that made us laugh and cry.

We've jumped in our time machine to look back at the last 12 months and pick out some of our ultimate 12 favourite TV moments. Is yours in there?

Watch the video above to see a montage of them all!

12. This awful attempt at completing The Crystal Maze

Channel 4 brought back the brilliant 1990s game show, with Richard Ayoade as host, and it was a triumphant success. 

If we were to pick just one moment, it would have to be when poor old Rob just couldn't manoeuvre himself across a few plastic planets. Impossible not to laugh.

11. Strictly Come Dancing: Craig's Bruno impression

There have been many highlights from this year's Strictly, from Aston's shock elimination to Ruth and Anton crashing to the floor, but our favourite moment didn't occur on the dancefloor.

It was when Craig Revel Horwood showed off his playful side, perfectly impersonating the absent Bruno Tonioni, complete with falling to the floor.

10. Strawberrygate on I'm a Celebrity

It's been another entertaining series of I'm a Celeb, mainly thanks to Ant & Dec's usual dose of mucking about, but this moment truly shocked us.

Usually, when the celebs complete a 'Dino Dollar' challenge, they bring back their treats to the camp. Not when Amir Khan and Iain Lee are involved though, as they pretended they lost and tucked into the strawberries and cream themselves. Outrageous!

9. The heartbreaking ending of Car Share

Peter Kay's hilarious sitcom returned for a brilliant second series this year, but we were surprised to see it end in such a mellow fashion, as Kayleigh had enough of John not making a move and stormed off.

To make matters worse, Peter said there wouldn't be any more Car Share. But thankfully, he recently changed his mind and one final episode will air in 2018. Hurrah!

8. Emmerdale's dementia storyline

Our number one soap pick of the year has to be when Emmerdale handled a dementia storyline quite magnificently.

Ashley Thomas had been diagnosed with the illness last year. The storyline continued in the first few months of the year, with Ashley sadly passing away in April. Emmerdale's handling of the condition has been praised by many charity groups, with the Alzheimer's Society saying that it helped change the public's perception of the illness.

7. Take That on Carpool Karaoke

James Corden has continued to be a huge hit online thanks to his Carpool Karaoke series, and our favourite this year had to be Take That's visit to the States as part of Comic Relief.

The trio sang along to loads of classic Take That tunes, but our favourite moment has to be when Howard Donald admitted that he "couldn't be arsed" to crack America when given the opportunity.

6. Brenda's reaction to the snap election

We were all Brenda in this moment. Moments after Theresa May announced plans for yet another election, Brenda was stopped by BBC News on the street for her response.

"Not another one!," she spat. We hear you, Brenda.

5. Blue Planet: Mourning whales

One of the most heartbreaking moments of the year was when Sir David Attenborough recounted a story of a whale carrying her baby, who had died due to plastic poisoning.

The second series of Blue Planet was another breathtaking voyage across the oceans, and this summed up just why the programme is so revered.

4. Kids interrupt a live news interview

This clip from BBC News went viral around the world, and for good reason!

Professor Robert Kelly was being interviewed live on TV about South Korea, when his kids burst into the room in the background. However, Kelly managed to keep his composure and get through the embarrassment.


3. A new Doctor Who is revealed

More of an advert rather than a TV moment, but we're including it.

For the first time in its 50+ year history, an actress was cast as The Doctor. Jodie Whittaker will first appear as the 13th Doctor in this year's Christmas special, replacing Peter Capaldi.

2. Harry and Meghan announce their engagement

The world's worst kept secret was finally confirmed in November, when Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle announced their engagement to the world.

The obviously happy couple sat down for the first TV interview a few hours later, and it was a truly heartwarming moment seeing how excited they are for the future. Is your royal wedding party planned yet?

1. One Love Manchester

The world was shocked by the Manchester Arena bombing in May at Ariana Grande's concert. Within a couple of weeks, the singer helped to organise a huge tribute concert in the city, and it was a very moving day.

Among the highlights was Robbie Williams leading a chorus of "Manchester, we're strong", while Ariana herself closed the concert alongside many huge artists including Take That, Coldplay and Liam Gallagher.