The ultimate 2021 Christmas and New Year Quiz!

2021 Christmas Quiz - Strictly Come Dancing cast
Christmas Quiz! Test your knowledge of Strictly and other telly favourites with our trivia challenge (Image credit: BBC/Ray Burmiston)

Looking for some fun entertainment for all the family over Christmas and New Year? We have got the ultimate quiz that takes a look back over the last year of TV, film, and major events... but how much can you remember? Get ready to take our 2021 Quiz...


1. Which original Neighbours character appeared as a ghost on the Christmas Day episode in 2018?

2. EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis (Frankie) topped the leaderboard with which dance in week six of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing?

3. Who did Tracy Barlow try to kill with a crowbar at Christmas on Coronation Street in 2004?

4. Which Emmerdale character was born on Christmas Day 1998?

5. Which long-time Coronation Street love-rivals got into a massive brawl on Christmas Day 2016?

6. What life-changing illness was Luke Morgan diagnosed with on Hollyoaks in 2019?

7. What shock discovery did Tanya Branning make on EastEnders on Christmas Day in 2007?

8. Who killed Tom King on Emmerdale?

9. Name the fictional town where BBC daytime drama, Doctors is set?

10. How many years has Home and Away been running for?

Neighbours, Ramsay Street

WHICH classic Neighbours character made a ghostly appearance in 2018? (Image credit: Fremantle)


1. Which hit ITV show had to be taken off the air in late 2021 after Storm Arwen disrupted production?

2. Why did ITV’s Loose Women feature its first ever all-male panel in 2020?

3. What is the name of the real estate agency featured in the Netflix hit reality series, Selling Sunset?

4. Who was the first celebrity dancer to be voted off this year’s Strictly Come Dancing?

5. Which 80s cartoon character got a reboot with two animated series on Netflix this year?

6. Which long-running US reality TV series ended its run this summer after 20 seasons?

7. Who was the winner of this year’s Great British Bake Off on Channel 4?

8. Which hit BBC drama follows the investigations of AC-12?

9. Which hit survival drama became Netflix’s most-watched series in late 2021?

10. Who played Margaret Thatcher in Season 4 of The Crown?

The Oppenheim Group on 'Selling Sunset'

WHERE do the real estate agents of Selling Sunset work? (Image credit: Netflix)


1. Which film won Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards?

a) Nomadland

b) Promising Young Woman

c) Minari

2. How many James Bond films have there been including No Time To Die?

3. Which 1946 film starring James Stewart and Donna Reed has become a Christmas classic?

4. Which Marvel Comics superhero did the late Chadwick Boseman play in films including Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: End Game?

5. Which TV/radio presenter made an appearance in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga?

6. A Boy Called Christmas is based on a book by which bestselling author?

7. How many Fast & Furious films have there been so far?

8. In Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings which US city does Shaun (aka Xu Shangi-Chi) live in?

9. Which Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star was stalked by maniac Michael Myers in horror sequel Halloween Kills?

10. Who is the King of Halloween Town in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas?

A Boy Called Christmas poster.

You can watch A Boy Called Christmas on Sky Cinema and NOW (Image credit: Sky Cinema)


1. ABBA have reunited for a new studio album. What is it called?

2. Who were the winners of this year’s Love Island on ITV2

3. Which famous American composer and lyricist passed away in November 2021 at the age of 91?

4. What are the names of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two children?

5. Who became the most expensive English football player ever after a transfer deal worth £100 million?

6. What was #FreeBritney?

7. Which bestselling author’s latest novel is called Beautiful World, Where Are You?

8. How old was tennis player Emma Raducanu when she won THAT Grand Slam tournament at the US Open?

9. Who was Series 2 of ITV’s The Masked Singer won by?

10. What was the name of Barack Obama’s bestselling 2020 memoir?

The Love Island Reunion - picture shows the first lot of islanders from Love Island 2021

Can you remember which couple won this year's Love Island on ITV2? (Image credit: Lifted Entertainment / ITV)


1. Jim Robinson (played by Alan Dale)
2. Tango
3. Karen McDonald
4. Belle Dingle
5. Nick Tilsley and Peter Barlow
6. Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
7. Her husband Max had been having an affair with his stepdaughter Stacey!
8. His son, Carl King
9. Letherbridge
10. 33. It was first shown in Australia in January 1988

1. I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
2. It was part of International Men's Day
3. The Oppenheim Group
4. Nina Wadia
5. He-Man
6. Keeping Up With The Kardashians
7. Giuseppe Dell'Anno
8. Line Of Duty
9. Squid Game
10. Gillian Anderson

1. a) Nomadland
2. 25
3. It's A Wonderful Life
4. T'Challa/Black Panther
5. Graham Norton
6. Matt Haig
7. Nine
8. San Francisco
9. Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace
10. Jack Skellington

1. Voyage
2. Liam Reardon and Millie Court
3. Stephen Sondheim
4. Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor
5. Jack Grealish
6. A social media movement started by Britney Spears fans, campaigning to end a controversial conservatorship which put the singer’s dad, Jamie Spears in charge of her finances/daily life since 2008.
7. Sally Rooney
8. 18-years-old
9. Joss Stone as Sausage
10. A Promised Land

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Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.