Kate Middleton and Prince William’s kiss and Susan Boyle’s audition uplift nation

Kiss Me Kate: Kate and William's kiss tops TV poll
Kiss Me Kate: Kate and William's kiss tops TV poll© Rex Features

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s iconic balcony kiss has been named the most 'Uplifting TV Moment' of the decade, according to research by Freeview.

The smooch, which adorably turned into a double smooch, had the nation cheering and warmed the cockles of viewers around the world, who had tuned in to watch the momentous Royal Wedding.

John Culshaw, who presents new online game show The Generosity Game for Freeview, said: ''Everyone loves getting the flags out and having a do for a good old royal wedding. We love a memorable sporting triumph or wondrous wildlife spectacle. So it's no surprise that they're all over the list of the nation's most uplifting TV moments. Here's to another ten years of uplifting telly.''

Other moments that captured the hearts of the nation included Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle’s Britain’s Got Talent audition.

In 2009, Susan’s life transformed when she appeared in front of Simon Cowell and co and delivered a heartfelt performance of I Dreamed a Dream.

Fast forward three years and she is now one of the most successful recording artists in the world. It’s not surprising SuBo Made the list.

Rugby star Jonny Wilkinson's winning drop-goal in 2003 was the second most uplifting moment, with an episode of TV favourite, Only Fools and Horses, voted third.

Take a look at the full list of Uplifting TV Moments below. Anything you would add? Use our comment system to tell us.

Top 20 Uplifting TV Moments:

1. Royal Wedding: Will and Kate's balcony kiss (2011)

2. Rugby World Cup: Jonny Wilkinson's winning drop-goal (2003)

3. Only Fools and Horses: Delboy and Rodney bring an illegal immigrant home (2002)

4. I'm a Celebrity: Jordan and Pete get together (2004)

5. EastEnders: Alfie comes back for Kat (2005)

6. Champions League Final: Liverpool's comeback (2005)

7. Britain's Got Talent: Susan Boyle's audition (2009)

8. Planet Earth: Emperor Penguins end of winter scene (2006)

9. The Office: Tim and Dawn's kiss in the final episode(2003)

10. The Ashes: Freddie Flintoff consoles Brett Lee (2005)

11. Doctor Who: Rose defeats the daleks (2005)

12. Vicar of Dibley: Puddle scene (2006)

13. Gavin and Stacey: Smithy crashes Nessa's wedding (2010)

14. Sport Relief: David Walliams swims the River Thames (2012)

15. Top Gear: James and Richard convert a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle (2007)

16. Olympics: Kelly Holmes wins gold in the 800m (2008)

17. The Apprentice: Good guy Tom wins after being in the losing team (2011)

18. Downton Abbey: When Lady Mary and Matthew get together (2011)

19. Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton winning the World Championship (2008)

20. Comic Relief: Robert Webb on Let's Dance (2009)
 

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