Google reveals what the UK searched for in 2015

With 2015 rampaging towards its conclusion, it’s time for Google to reveal what the people in the UK searched the web for over the course of the year. As ever, it’s a fascinating mix of celebrity news, world events and sport. Also some dinosaurs.

Google looks at 'trending topics' - in other words the biggest spikes in searches for various terms. Right at the top of the list in the UK this year is none other than Cilla Black. The beloved showbiz entertainer's death in August, aged 72, caused a surge of searches from the nation when the news broke.

Slotting in at number two is socialite, royal family biographer and I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drop-out Lady Colin Campbell. If you don't know who she is, you're not alone - 'who is Lady Colin Campbell' was one of the most searched 'who is…' questions this year.

Third on the overall list was the Rugby World Cup, which was hosted in England for the first time since the early 90s. It ultimately wasn't the most satisfying outcome for England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland, but it certainly got us searching.

Sport out of the way, we're back to celebs. Jeremy Clarkson's explosive exit from Top Gear led the presenter to be the fourth most searched trend this year. It'll be interesting to see if he makes a reappearance in the list when his new Amazon show, where he'll be joined by former Top Gear co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May, comes out.

Number five on the list is the most recent and the most tragic- the terrorist attacks on Paris in November.

Also making the top 10 are the iPhone 6S, and this year's Grand National. The solitary film in the list this year is Jurassic World - a bona fide megahit when it released in the summer.

Here's the full list:

1. Cilla Black

2. Lady Colin Campbell

3. Rugby World Cup

4. Jeremy Clarkson

5. Paris

6. iPhone 6s

7. Grand National 2015

8. Jurassic World

9. Election Results

10. Charlie Hebdo

Source: Google Trends

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