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Quiz of the Year

What happened in 2023? All best questions for your end of year quiz.

Questions: January to March, 2023 Quiz

  1. On January 1, 2023, American actor Jeremy Renner broke 30 bones after being run over by what sort of vehicle?
  2. What sort of animal visited Scarborough in early 2023, resulting in the town's New Year fireworks celebrations being cancelled?
  3. Who said: 'I don’t know who’s making that noise' as strange noises were played on air?
  4. What was the title of the 416 pages long book released on 10 January 2023?
  5. Amazon Prime Video reportedly cut ties with Jeremy Clarkson following his remarks about who?
  6. Who did Piers Morgan criticise for "trying to be a sex kitten"?
  7. Who announced that he would be leaving BBC Radio 2?
  8. Who took 'Stop Brexit Man' Steve Bray's hat?

  9. In February, which song was banned from Welsh rugby stadiums?
  10. Who broke the record for the most Grammy wins of all time?
  11. Who confirmed her relationship with partner Ben Ofoedu had ended due to his affair?
  12. Which well-known soft drink is to be axed?
  13. Which series brutally lampooned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex?
  14. It's confirmed that a sequel series to which British sitcom is in development?
  15. Which pop group announce plans to reunite for their 25th anniversary?
  16. Who said in a statement: "Good riddance to failed woke extremist Nicola Sturgeon of Scotland!"?
  17. Which actress and model died at her home in Los Angeles, aged 82?
  18. Who was criticised by This Morning viewers after repeatedly misgendered Sam Smith?
  19. Rishi Sunak slams the airbrushing of which author's books and says 'don't gobblefunk with words'?
  20. On February 20, 2023, who made a visit to Kyiv?
  21. Which famous comic strip was dropped by US newspapers over its creator, Scott Adams', comments?
  22. Who was knocked off his bike by a car on a Sheffield roundabout?
  23. Which British TV programme – launched in 1990 – was cancelled due to falling viewing figures?

  24. In March, who said he was "hugely disappointed" by what he described as a "massive betrayal and breach of trust by Isabel Oakeshott"?
  25. Who was issued an ICC arrest warrant?
  26. A Russian fighter jet caused an American drone to crash into which sea?
  27. On Channel 4 we discovered that Lucy Illingworth is amazing at doing what?
  28. A new study said last summer's heatwave and drought caused British populations of what to collapse?
  29. Who was 'caught with cannabis in his luggage' by sniffer dogs?
  30. Who was getting rave reviews for her one-woman show Shirley Valentine?
  31. Which actor's family announced that he was retiring because he had been diagnosed with aphasia?
  32. Who did the BBC praise as a 'brilliant broadcaster' and 'incredible comedian'?


  1. His own runaway snow plough
  2. A walrus (given the name 'Thor the Walrus')
  3. Gary Lineker (noises were coming from a hidden mobile phone 'taped to the back of the set' in the studio)
  4. Spare (a memoir by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex)
  5. Meghan Markle
  6. Madonna
  7. Ken Bruce
  8. Tory MP Lee Anderson

  9. Delilah (the Tom Jones hit, due to the song's "problematic" nature)
  10. Beyonce
  11. Vanessa Feltz
  12. Lilt (it will be relaunched as Fanta Pineapple & Grapefruit)
  13. South Park
  14. Fawlty Towers
  15. S Club 7, or S Club
  16. Donald Trump
  17. Raquel Welch
  18. Bob Geldof
  19. Roald Dahl
  20. The President of the United States, Joe Biden
  21. Dilbert
  22. Dan Walker
  23. You've Been Framed

  24. Matt Hancock
  25. Vladimir Putin
  26. Black Sea
  27. Playing the piano (winner of Channel 4's The Piano)
  28. Butterflies
  29. Gino D'Acampo
  30. Sheridan Smith
  31. Bruce Willis
  32. Paul O'Grady

Questions: April to June, 2023 Quiz

  1. In April, which city became the first in the UK to launch a tourist tax?
  2. The cost of a first class stamp increased by 15p to what price?
  3. Who filmed himself cooking a spaghetti Bolognese with a wine cork in the pot?
  4. Police said they would 'robustly' defend what from militant vegans?
  5. Suella Braverman slammed police for sending six officers to seize what from a pub?
  6. President Biden visits which part of the UK?
  7. Rishi Sunak said he will continue to use which national park's name?
  8. In his new Netflix documentary, who said his OCD is so bad he has to tidy the whole house after the family goes to bed?
  9. Who wanted to be remembered as 'a dance teacher from Dartford who got lucky'?
  10. What was presenter Rob Walker hoovering up at the Crucible?
  11. What's happened at 3pm on 23rd April?

  12. In May, footballer Billy Wright's daughter, Vicky Wright, sadly died. Who was her fiance?
  13. Which guest couldn't find her seat at the coronation?
  14. Prince Harry's face was obscured by the feather in whose hat?
  15. Which actor was on trial for GBH after he punched a drunken stranger outside his Whitley Bay home?
  16. The UK government announced plans to use the Bibby Stockholm to house asylum seekers of the coast of which English county?
  17. Who sang "I Wrote A Song" for the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest?
  18. What is the nickname of 18-year-old TikTok troublemaker Bacari-Bronze O'Garro?
  19. Who did Josie Gibson give a big hug to on live TV?
  20. Tina Turner died at the age of 83 at her home in which European country?
  21. The Princess of Wales' parents' online business collapses. What is its name?

  22. In June, who posted a pic after two one-mile runs, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups and 300 squats?
  23. Who became the new host of the 2023 British Soap Awards after Philip Schofield pulled out?
  24. A newly unearthed writing draft reveals the original title for Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was going to be what?
  25. Who claimed 'sinister forces' were behind her House of Lords snub?
  26. Which musician's pink fizz became the UK's top-selling branded prosecco rose?
  27. Who annnounced he was to become a dad again with a woman 54 years his junior?
  28. Who dumped Brit bad boy rocker Matty Healy?
  29. The editor of which film revealed its stars wanted to cut the Black Knight scene?
  30. After a ferocious backlash, which organisation took down a video portraying a character resembling JK Rowling as a 'terf' hate figure?
  31. Who woke up in hospital after developing a serious bacterial infection?
  32. Elton John played his final UK concert at Glastonbury 2023, headlining on which stage?


  1. Manchester
  2. £1-10
  3. Brooklyn Beckham
  4. The Grand National
  5. Golliwog dolls
  6. Northern Ireland
  7. Brecon Beacons
  8. David Beckham
  9. Len Goodman
  10. Orange dye (Just Stop Oil protestor dumped orange dye on a snooker table at the World Championships)
  11. The Government Emergency Alert system

  12. Bobby Davro
  13. Katy Perry
  14. Princess Anne's hat
  15. Stephen Tompkinson
  16. Dorset
  17. Mae Muller
  18. Mizzy
  19. Holly Willoughby
  20. Switzerland
  21. Party Pieces

  22. Mark Zuckerberg
  23. Jane McDonald
  24. Mongolian Rhapsody
  25. Nadine Dorries
  26. Kylie Minogue's
  27. Al Pacino
  28. Taylor Swift
  29. Monty Python And The Holy Grail
  30. Oxfam
  31. Madonna
  32. The Pyramid Stage

Questions: July to September, 2023

  1. In July, which historical European city announced a ban on wheeled suitcases because of the noise they made?
  2. Nigel Farage hit back at which bank that claimed his account was below their wealth limit?
  3. It's announced that Ant and Dec will produce a reboot of which BBC children's television series?
  4. On 5 July 2023, the NHS marked how many years of service?
  5. Who made his first Tweet in eleven years?
  6. When asked if he would be back, who said: "I don't know. Motivation is obviously a big thing."?
  7. Who got her face slapped by a security guard?
  8. What did Johnny Bairstow carry?
  9. Amol Rajan presented his first edition of which TV program?
  10. Keir Mather became the new Labour MP for Selby and Ainsty at what age?
  11. Larry the Bird was replaced by what?
  12. Tens of thousands of tourists fleed which Greek island?
  13. On the 4 August, The Official Chart had four songs from which soundtrack inside the top ten?
  14. What protesters draped black fabric over the private home of the British Prime Minister?
  15. What name is given on social media to the protesters who are vandalising Ulez enforcement cameras?
  16. What was the name of the 18th century pub gutted by fire, once known as "Britain's wonkiest pub"?
  17. Which high street bargain retailer went into administration?
  18. Spain defeated England in the final of the 2023 Women's World Cup. What was the score?
  19. England captain Harry Kane joined which football club?
  20. Michael Parkinson sadly passed away. Do you know the one word title of his 2008 autobiography?
  21. Which Conservative MP resigned her seat two months after saying she would?
  22. At the end of August, skies across the world were alluminted by what exactly? This is a two word answer.
  23. There were reports in September of what sort of attacks in Benidorm leaving 15 people injured every day?
  24. Joe Fagin dies aged 83. He was known for singing the theme tune to which 1980s TV class?
  25. Who was looking for love on Celebs Go Dating after splitting from her partner Ben Ofoedu earlier in the year?
  26. Who was in tears of joy as his son Bobby took home the Rising Star award at the National Television Awards?
  27. American singer Joe Jonas filed for divorce from which actress?
  28. Terror suspect Daniel Khalife escaped from which prison?
  29. British tourist Tommy Purcell on holiday in America leapt into a pool once owned by who?
  30. Who announced his retirement and passed his businesses on to his son Lachlan?
  31. Who posted a video on social media describing his week as "extraordinary and distressing"?
  32. Where in the UK was a default 20mph speed limit introduced?
  33. Who did GB News suspend together with Dan Wootton over Ava Evans insults?
  34. What type of tree standing next to Hadrian's Wall was cut down?


  1. Dubrovnik
  2. Coutts
  3. Byker Grove
  4. 75-years
  5. Mark Zuckerberg (with regards to 'Threads', which is Zuckerberg's new rival to Twitter)
  6. Andy Murray
  7. Britney Spears
  8. A Just Stop Oil protestor (who invaded the field at Lord's cricket ground)
  9. University Challenge
  10. 25-years-old
  11. The letter 'X' (the bird logo of Twitter was replaced by the new X logo)
  12. Rhodes
  13. Barbie
  14. Greenpeace
  15. Blade Runners
  16. The Crooked House
  17. Wilko
  18. Spain 1, England 0
  19. Bayern Munich
  20. Parky
  21. Nadine Dorries
  22. Blue Moon
  23. Fish attacks
  24. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
  25. Vanessa Feltz
  26. Jeff Brazier
  27. Sophie Turner
  28. HMP Wandsworth
  29. Elvis Presley (at his Graceland estate)
  30. Rupert Murdoch
  31. Russell Brand
  32. Wales
  33. Laurence Fox
  34. Sycamore (The Sycamore Gap Tree)

Questions: October to December, 2023

  1. Jaswant Singh Chail became the first person in the UK to be convicted since 1981 of what offence?
  2. The price of a first class stamp rose from £1.10 to what price?
  3. FIFA awarded the 2030 FIFA World Cup to Spain, Portugal and which other country?
  4. An alleged afair with which former PR assistant was revisited in David Beckham's new Netflix docu-series?
  5. Which former footballer was called a 'dinosaur'?
  6. What did a protester pour on Keir Starmer?
  7. Which tycoon admitted concealing over £400 million?
  8. Sir Michael Caine announced his retirement from acting following the launch of which film?
  9. What figure did Ireland create in response to the All Blacks' haka?


  1. Treason
  2. £1.25
  3. Morocco
  4. Rebecca Loos
  5. Kevin Keegan
  6. Glitter
  7. Bernie Ecclestone
  8. The Great Escaper
  9. Figure Eight