Cilla, Clarkson and Corbyn are the year’s top Google searches

The death of TV presenter and singer Cilla Black prompted the biggest Google search trend in the UK this year.

The most searched-for story of the year, according to the technology giant, was that of the passing of the much-loved entertainer at her villa in Spain in August.

Second on the list was Lady Colin Campbell, who courted controversy on reality TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, with the Rugby World Cup in third place.

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Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson was just ahead of the Paris terrorist attacks while the iPhone 6s and Jurassic World also figured in the top 10.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was the top trending politician of the year, ahead of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, with Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, Miliband brothers Ed and David, and US presidential hopeful Donald Trump also on the list.

Check out the full list below.

All Trending

1. Cilla Black

2. Lady Colin Campbell

3. Rugby World Cup

4. Jeremy Clarkson

5. Paris

6. iPhone 6s

8. Jurassic World

9. Election Results

10. Charlie Hebdo

Male Celebs

1. Jeremy Clarkson

2. Lamar Odom

3. Perez Hilton

4. Charlie Sheen

5. Spencer Matthews

6. Lil Chris

7. Ronnie Pickering

8. Daniel Bedingfield

9. Daniel Craig

10. Duncan Bannatyne

Female Celebs

1. Cilla Black

2. Lady Colin Campbell

3. Anne Kirkbride

4. Adele

5. Caitlyn Jenner

6. Ruby Rose

7. Katie Hopkins

8. Madonna

9. Bobbi Kristina Brown

10. Rita Ora

Music Act

1. Adele

2. Madonna

3. Rita Ora

4. Lil Chris

5. Sia

6. Eagles of Death Metal

7. Daniel Bedingfield

8. Foo Fighters

9. Jay McGuiness

10. Meghan Trainor


1. Rugby World Cup

2. Paris

3. Grand National 2015

4. Charlie Hebdo

5. Lamar Odom

6. Solar Eclipse

7. Wimbledon 2015

8. Royal baby

9. Tube strike

10. Caitlyn Jenner


1. iPhone 6s

2. Apple Watch

3. Samsung Galaxy S6

4. iPhone 7

5. iPad Pro

6. Segway

7. Selfie Stick

8. Hoverboard

9. HTC One M9

10. Nexus 6P