The world of showbiz never fails to deliver plenty of moments that leave us all asking WTF?, but 2021 really was a vintage year for jaw-dropping scenes.
There was plenty of oversharing, naked antics, and not one, but two terrifying celebrity snake encounters. Oh and Shakira fending off a group of wild boars in a Barcelona street.
You honestly couldn’t make it up.
The terrifying moment an I’m A Celebrity Australia contestant’s face was attacked by a snake is still giving us nightmares
It wasn’t even the year’s only celebrity snake encounter...
Jonathan Ross oversharing about his sexual awakening was the very definition of NSFW
The chat show host revealed how he used some unusual objects to learn about intimacy in his teenage years.
Admitting he was a late bloomer who had not kissed a girl until he was 17, the comedian said: “I didn’t know anything about sex.
“I became very interested in women’s magazines and would read my mum’s to try and pick out clues as to what women were.
“One section said, ‘How to get your man better at oral sex’. It said, ‘Peel the orange and the whole in the middle, insert your tongue’, so I felt, ’This is something I need to learn.”
He later added: “I’d read that female-to-male oral sex could be replicated with a Hoover, which was a very uncomfortable experience and not pleasant for anyone.”
We’ll never look at Henry’s smiling face in the same way ever again.
Mel Giedroyc did the absolutely unthinkable to someone’s meal while working in catering
The former Bake Off host admitted she“snotted” into a grumbling actor’s food while serving up food on a film set.
“Never, ever treat a waitress badly. You’ll end up with snot… or worse... in your food,” she warned.
Liz Hurley posed topless in the snow but had to correct the tabloids when they claimed her teenage son took the snaps
Wrong. It was actually her 80-year-old mother. Amazing.
Far be it for me to suggest the tabloids get their facts muddled, but these pics were in fact taken by my 80 year old mother. Not entirely sure if that puts minds at rest or not 😘 pic.twitter.com/yKwbAlfk9i— Elizabeth Hurley (@ElizabethHurley) January 26, 2021
MP Jacob Rees Mogg attempted to recite John Barnes’ World In Motion rap and... just no
Alexa, show me something utterly embarrassing https://t.co/kWgXhUE1Sw— Jay Stone (@JayStoneUK) July 8, 2021
This man’s gloriously deadpan walrus impression during a news interview was the very definition of WTF?
The guy at the top of this report about the Irish walrus 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nYhYfGmDCt— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) March 15, 2021
Windy Wendy Williams managed to stun herself when she appeared to burp AND fart live on air (and it is certainly not the first time)
Danny Dyer revealed he needed surgery on one of his testicles because it was the size of a ‘jacket potato’
The EastEnders star, who was set to undergo a hydroelectomy, explained: “So I’ve got the biggest bollock in the world and the smallest bollock in the world. If it’s a cold day then my winkle looks like a little slug lying on an apple.”
TMI, Danny, TMI.
Gogglebox’s Pete Sandiford’s holey pants truly redefined the term ‘shreddies’
Football fan randomly scored Facetime with Maya Jama after he was pied off with a false number from a girl on his hols
Looool the most random phone call ever https://t.co/u0FQEiCXQD— Maya Jama (@MayaJama) July 1, 2021
Margot Robbie and Scarlett Johansson’s TikTok lookalikes teamed up and we still can’t tell them apart from the real thing
Who do you choose?😈@russian_harley_official♬ scream n shout - favsoundds
Nicki Minaj’s bizarre tweet about the Covid vaccine got the response it deserved
My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021
I love you Nicki, but any medical advice that begins with “my cousin’s friend” and ends in “swollen balls” is not quite as powerful as data that suggests these vaccines (which btw had no effect on my testicles or my wife’s love for me) are 91% effective against hospitalizations. https://t.co/vSpWwp4LR2— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 14, 2021
Nicki. I’m double vaxxed & now I get harder than ever. pic.twitter.com/6QNfkePzqu— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 14, 2021
Gillian Anderson was asked a very unexpected question about Margaret Thatcher following her Emmys win for playing the (dead) former British PM
Not a reporter asking Gillian Anderson if she’s talked to Margaret Thatcher about playing her pic.twitter.com/71WN1b3eX0— Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) September 20, 2021
Insulate Britain protester ‘did a Piers’ and stormed off Good Morning Britain during heated interview
Victoria Beckham revealed her go-to comfort food and well, it sounded anything but
“I like whole grain toast with salt on it. It’s that carbohydrate that makes you feel comforted and I love salt,” the former Spice Girls star revealed.
Accompanied by five pints of water, we’re guessing?
Shakira fended off wild boars after being targeted in Barcelona park
Speaking in Spanish, the Columbian singer explained in a video: “Look at how the two wild boars that attacked me in the park have left my bag.
“They were taking my bag to the woods with my phone in it. They’ve destroyed everything.”
This isn’t the first time Shakira has found herself targeted by members of the animal kingdom. Back in 2012, she recalled how a sea lion had tried to “attack” her after she tried to take its photo on her phone during a visit to South Africa.
Gemma Collins spent £1450 on a 24 carat gold steak
The former TOWIE star said she “felt sick” at how much she’d splurged the morning after the meaty meal at Salt Bae’s London restaurant.
Brooklyn Beckham raised eyebrows when he made his cooking debut... and made an egg, bacon and sausage sarnie
Angelina Jolie attempted to make chin cuffs a thing
Angelina also went shopping in when she visited London. At H&M.
We wonder if she asked to keep the hangers?
Momma and Vivi at H&M London. The baby might have run out of clothes from their Euro sojourn😀. London is the next stop for the Eternals premier & press junket.#AngelinaJolie#Eternalspic.twitter.com/mpF2kDuO1p— NorthernLightsJunkie (@northskyjunkie) October 26, 2021
Andrew Lloyd Webber swapped the boards for the decks
The musical theatre impresario played his first-ever DJ set to celebrate the reopening of his stage show Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway... and things went OFF.
Carl Cox who?
I did not have Andrew Lloyd Webber doing a DJ set outside of the Majestic Theatre and playing “Rain On Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande on my 2021 bingo card. pic.twitter.com/nnusbGclGl— Tamara Fuentes (@tamara_fuentes) October 23, 2021
And the award for Most WTF Show of 2021 goes to... Breastfeeding My Boyfriend
We think tweet pretty much sums up how everyone who braved the Channel 4 doc felt after watching.
We’re still recovering from Ellie Goulding’s tale of her dicky tum during her Coachella set
The singer recounted a particularly mortifying story during an appearance on Never Mind The Buzzcocks about when she played Coachella in 2016, while suffering from a stomach bug.
“The last time I played Coachella, I had a stomach bug,” Ellie explained. “I thought that something could happen downstairs.
“It just so happened a band – I think it was Kings Of Leon, I can’t remember – they had a cat litter which they used to pee in with other humans.”
When she was asked by panellist Jamali Maddix if she “thought you were going to shit yourself?”, Ellie replied, “Well, yes.”
She added: “There was talk about me wearing an adult [nappy].”
Ellie clarified: “I was wearing leather shorts. Look it’s not going to go anywhere! It’s not going to soak up in the leather – it’s just going to come out. So it just so happened the design included a zip all the way around so I could just run off and…”
She then added: “I had a poo trap door.”