The British are known for being fond of animals, so it comes as no surpise that a talking dog has clocked up 74 million views on YouTube, making it the UK's most popular video of 2011.

Second place went to a television advertisement by T-Mobile, which showed a spoof of the royal wedding. Featuring lookalikes of Prince William, Kate Middleton and their guests dancing down the aisle, it has been viewed almost 25 million times.

The third most watched video of the year in the UK was a clever remix of Charlie Sheen's infamous interview with Good Morning America following his spectacular departure from the hit show Two and a Half Men, which was the third-most-watched video in the UK, clocking up 37 million views.

Television shows scored highly on YouTube in the UK, with Michael Colling's audition on Britain's Got Talent making it to number five on the list and a music compilation of Masterchef presenters Gregg Wallace and John Torode finished the year in sixth place.

Last week, Google announced its fastest rising search terms for the UK, with the royal wedding topping the charts, followed by the as-yet unannounced iPhone 5 and video game Fifa 12. Strangely, 'Google' was the fifth most popular Google search term for the year in the UK.

1. Ultimate Dog Tease

2. The T-Mobile Royal Wedding

3. Songify This - Winning

4. Nyan Cat [original]

5. Michael Collings audition

6. Masterchef Synesthesia

7. Diary of a bad man 5

8. Rebecca Black Friday (Brock's Dub)

9. Talking Twin Babies

10. TomSka