What do Pippa Middleton and TOWIE have in common?

Bum's rush: Pippa's bottom has caused quite a stir in 2011
Bum's rush: Pippa's bottom has caused quite a stir in 2011©Heathcliff O'Malley/Rex Features

Pippa Middleton’s shapely bottom was one of the most searched items on the web this year, with the 28-year-old attracting huge global attention at  the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William.

The pretty events planner, who acted as her sister’s maid of honour, become an overnight sensation after showing off her pert posterior in a clingy ivory dress.

Social networking sites were flooded with comments about the brunette, with one site even set up called the Pippa Middleton A** Appreciation Society.

Other top searches this year, according to search engine Ask Jeeves, have included news on the death of singer Amy Winehouse, who tragically passed away aged just 27 on July 23.

The R&B star was found to have died of alcohol poisoning, after embarking on a booze binge after being dry for a number of weeks.

Searches on news about the TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) cast also proved popular, with a rush in questins about what some of the show’s famous catchphrases, including “jel” and “reem”, actually meant.

Oliver Hill of Ask Jeeves told the Daily Star: “We constantly have high levels of searches for household names and events like the recession but this is looking at individual search stars of 2011.

“It’s a mixed bunch from reality TV to royalty, comedy sketches to cult clips and sport to showbiz.”


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