What we Googled the most in 2018 will surprise you

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    So 2018 has been an interesting year. We watched true love blossom between Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer, the first ever uterus transplant baby was born, and there has been news about Brexit all day every day.

    But what has the general public been Googling the most over the past twelve months? Do we care about the fact that we didn’t win the World Cup? Are we desperate for Killing Eve 2? Is our obsession with Fortnite healthy?

    According to Google Trends, the UK wants to know about Meghan Markle (no surprises there), A Star Is Born and the Spice Girls. Girl power.

    But what else did we want to know about?

    Let’s take a look at the top Google search terms of 2018…

    Top Google Searches 2018

    1. World Cup

    Everyone was convinced that football was coming home this year. Sadly, it was not.

    2. Meghan Markle

    Meghan got engaged, married and pregnant in the space of a year. And we can’t even get a text back, sad.

    3. Royal Wedding

    The world tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan say ‘I do’, and we’re still emotional about it.


    4. Black Panther

    Black Panther became the highest grossing superhero film – ever.

    5. Roxanne Pallett

    The Emmerdale actress became the ‘most hated person in Britain’ following her controversial accusations against Ryan Thomas during their time in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

    6. Fortnite

    The world went wild for Fortnite, and the love of the game is still going strong.

    7. Demi Lovato

    The singer made headlines when she was reportedly taken to hospital following a drugs overdose in the summer.

    8. Ant McPartlin

    Presenter Ant split from his wife and was arrested for drink driving early in 2018.

    9. A Star Is Born

    Thank God that there was at least one person in the room that believed in Lady Gaga, because the film has been nominated for an impressive number of awards.

    10. Khloe Kardashian

    The reality TV star gave birth to her first child in April – just days after it was alleged that her boyfriend and baby daddy, Tristan Thompson, had ‘cheated’.

    Most Googled news events 2018

    1. Royal wedding

    There were two this year, and both after parties sounded incredible. Hoping for an invite to the next one…

    2. Royal baby

    Again, there were two news stories involving royal babies – Prince Louis was born in April, and Harry and Meghan announced they are expecting their first child days after Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

    3. GDPR

    You know, the fact that now we get all those pop-ups asking about cookies.

    4. Jeremy Thorpe

    A Very English Scandal was listed as one of the best TV shows of 2018.

    5. Spice Girls

    Stop right now! They’re doing a comeback tour and we’ve only been waiting since (viva) forever.

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    Most Googled TV shows 2018

    1. I’m A Celebrity

    Goats eyes, fermented egg smoothes and buckets full of bugs – this year we actually recognised the majority of celebs and Holly Willoughby did a stellar job filling in for Ant McPartlin.

    2. Killing Eve

    Jodie Comer caught our attention as the sociopathic assassin toying with detective Sandra Oh.

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    Credit: BBC

    3. Bodyguard

    Richard Madden had us on the edge of our seats as badass bodyguard David Budd.

    4. Love Island

    The show was HUGE this year, mainly because Jack and Dani made us believe in true love.

    5. Celebrity Big Brother

    Probably for the aforementioned drama caused by Roxanne Pallett.

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