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29 Of The Most Important British TV Moments Of The '00s

Still not over Gareth Gates losing Pop Idol.

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1. George Galloway pretending to be a cat on Celebrity Big Brother.

An actual politician, pretending to be a cat, and purring. It was too much.
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An actual politician, pretending to be a cat, and purring. It was too much.

2. Will Young's shock win on Pop Idol.

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3. Gareth Gates was the obviously fave after his emotional audition.

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Still delivers the ~feels~.

4. The blossoming of Katie Price and Peter Andre's relationship on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

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Including the song he "spontaneously" wrote for her.

5. David Brent redefining the cringy office party dance.

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6. Chris dying on Skins.

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When he'd only just told Jal he loved her.

7. And ~that~ scene with Tony and Maxxie.

Bonus points if you watched this with your parents.

8. When Marissa died on The O.C. and Ryan held her in his arms.

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9. And when Rachel got off the plane.

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10. Every time Ozzy lost it on The Osbournes.

"Who pissed!!? Who pissed on my fucking carpet!?! That bastard fucking dog man. I'm going to throw you in the pool!"
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"Who pissed!!? Who pissed on my fucking carpet!?! That bastard fucking dog man. I'm going to throw you in the pool!"

11. When Kym, Myleene, Noel, Danny, and Suzanne were chosen by Nasty Nigel to form Hear'Say.

But then the runner's up formed Liberty X, and they actually stayed together longer.
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But then the runner's up formed Liberty X, and they actually stayed together longer.

12. Girls Aloud beating One True Voice on Popstars: The Rivals.

Obviously Cheryl Cole and the gang had it in the bag.
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Obviously Cheryl Cole and the gang had it in the bag.

13. When Preston walked off Never Mind The Buzzcocks because Simon Amstell read from his wife, Chantelle's, autobiography.

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You can watch the whole clip here, and it's still hilarious.

14. When Vicky Pollard gave us a new way to annoy our parents.

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15. And Catherine Tate as Lauren Cooper helped out as well.

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16. Tony Blair even got involved for Red Nose Day.

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17. Russell Brand on Big Brother's Big Mouth was everyone's fave edgy crush.

Before he talked about politics he mainly just talked about willies.
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Before he talked about politics he mainly just talked about willies.

18. When The Doctor and Rose said their emotional goodbye.

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19. When the last episode of Top of the Pops aired and it felt like the end of an era.

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20. And when Cilla quit Blind Date and another chapter closed.

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21. When Dizzie Rascal owned Paxman on Newsnight.

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22. When everyone wanted to know who shot Phil Mitchell?

SPOILER: It was Lisa Shaw.
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SPOILER: It was Lisa Shaw.

23. When Alex Parks won Fame Academy.

And then disappeared forever. Like, seriously impressively disappeared off the internet.
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And then disappeared forever. Like, seriously impressively disappeared off the internet.

24. When Jemini scored nil points on Eurovision, making it our worst ever entry.

It was something to do with the tune in their ear going wrong, and definitely not just because they were terrible.
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It was something to do with the tune in their ear going wrong, and definitely not just because they were terrible.

25. When Rebecca Loos gave a pig a hand job on The Farm.

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26. When everyone was shocked that Susan Boyle was actually good on her first Britain's Got Talent audition.

And then the second shock when dance troop Diversity beat her in the final.
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And then the second shock when dance troop Diversity beat her in the final.

27. Watching David Blaine hang in a glass box above London for 44 days without any food.

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28. Nikki's famous "who is she?" tantrum on BIg Brother 7.

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29. And the incident involving Kinga and a wine bottle on Big Brother 6.

Would they still show stuff like this? Probably.
Channel 4

Would they still show stuff like this? Probably.