So much has happened...
We don’t think any other year has been memed or referenced so negatively and quite so much as 2016.
It was the year that brought us President Elect Trump and Brexit, not to mention the loss of some of our most treasured stars: David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Alan Rickman to name but five.
But, it wasn’t all bad. Remember? Pokémon Go enthralled children and adults alike, the Olympics were another stunning display of athleticism, Beyoncé released Lemonade, JK Rowling brought us back to the Potterverse thanks to Fantastic Beasts – and that’s not forgetting to mention that Andy Murray and Serena Williams both won Wimbledon again, the Queen turned 90, Bridget Jones made a triumphant return and Leo finally bagged that Oscar!
So without further ado, let’s look back and revisit the year’s big entertainment and newsy moments in photos. Scroll through our round up to re-live the highs and lows of 2016 as you step into the new year.
Suffice to say, it was quite a year, hasn’t it?
The year got off to a sad start with the passing of music legend David Bowie on the 10th of January. The music artist reportedly battled cancer for the last 18 months of his life and millions of people around the world were rocked by his death.
Alicia Vikander won her first Oscar in February 2016. The actress won Best Supporting Actress in honour of her portrayal of Gerda in The Danish Girl.
When she's not stealing the show in Beyoncé's music videos she's winning Grand Slams. No biggie.
Alicia Keys started wearing no make-up in a display of female empowerment. Go Alicia!
Riri stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards with this all pink performance as she picked up the Video Vanguard Award at the ceremony in August.
He will be inaugurated on 20th January 2017.
After months of speculation, Cheryl and Liam Payne confirmed her pregnancy in December