UK's top 10 2011 YouTube videos put dog above royals
- 8 March 2012
- From the section Technology
A talking dog has topped YouTube's list of most watched videos in the UK for 2011.
Theclip shows the petbeing teased by its owner about food treats given to others.
The unfortunate mutt appears to speak English, saying "You're kidding me!" after yet another treat escapes his grasp.
A spoof video of Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton, featuring dancing wedding guests, came in second.
The video, a viral advert for the mobile network T-mobile, showed actors portraying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall bumping behinds as they bopped down the aisle before Prince William leap-frogged over his brother Prince Harry to his guests' delight.
YouTube's owner, Google, claims the videos reflect the events and people that captured the nation's imagination throughout the year.
"The 10 most-watched YouTube videos of 2011 show that around the world, whatever language we speak, there are certain things that bring us together around a computer screen or mobile phone," said the site's trend manager, Kevin Allocca.
"Adorable babies, talented performers, and clever advertising."
Other videos that featured in the top 10 included Winning - edits of interviews with the US actor Charlie Sheen after he was fired over his drug habit - set to music.
"I'm bi-winning, win here, win there, win win everywhere," the former Two And A Half Men star appears to sing.
Perhaps inspired by the video's success, user Swede Mason created his own music mash-up of Masterchef's presenters eulogising about buttery biscuit bases set to dance music, in Masterchef Synesthesia.
Elsewhere on the list Nyan Cat - a bizarre animation of a cat flying through the sky with a rainbow trail, chanting "nyan" ("meow" in Japanese) to synthesised pop music - featured.
There were also more traditional entries including IT engineer Michael Colling's rendition of Tracy Chapman's Fast Car for an audition for the ITV show Britain's Got Talent, and twin boys filmed babbling to each other in their parents' kitchen.
Between them the top 10 entries have racked up more than 285 million hits worldwide since being posted onto the internet.