20 TV moments of the year too wild to comprehend – even by 2020 standards

When 2020 opened with former cabinet minister disguised as an Egyptian Pharoah belting out The Bangles, it seemed unlikely television in 2020 would get more WTF than that.


In the year which dragged on longer than The Walking Dead, when life was more surreal than anyone would have expected, television was suitably bizarre too.

From desperate politicians proving they had even less talent than anyone thought humanly possible on The Masked Singer or Strictly Come Dancing to the inevitable live TV nightmares only made more catastrophic by a global pandemic, the past 12 months has gone from one jaw-dropping moment to the next.

Some have been side-splittingly hysterical and will be rightfully etched in our memories for years to come; others can gladly be left behind in the year we’d all rather forget.

Here, Metro.co.uk looks back at some of the weird and wonderful moments television gifted us in 2020.

Australian news somehow accidentally used the ‘huge penis’ meme in a report

Teddy Sherringham on The Masked Singer set the tone for 2020

Carol Kirkwood found a loophole to the sex indoors ban

Everything about Christine Quinn’s wedding in Selling Sunset

The world momentarily stopped turning when Sura swatted a fly on Bake Off

Dame Vivienne Westwood begged to be let out of a cage on BBC News

Max George sank to an all time low dressed as Homer Simpson

We came dangerously close to watching John Torode burn his house down live on This Morning

Corrie’s Beverley Callard gave millions the insight into her sex life no one asked for

Just everything that happened in Tiger King

Brandy got wheeled out on a big TV screen during The Wendy Williams Show and it was a total trip

A cheating news anchor got caught out on live TV

German Big Brother contestants got told about the pandemic live from the house while the rest of the world locked down

Iris became an unofficial brand ambassador for KY Jelly

Miriam Margolyes wanted Boris Johnson dead

Never has anyone been more confident with a wrong answer than this Family Feud contestant

Mr Motivator made his return to TV and Angela Rippon was thirsty

Nigella forever changed the pronunciation of microwave

Jessica casually fed wine to her dog in Love Is Blind (and yes that was this year)

‘Sharon’ – what more needs to be said?

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