Captain Tom memorial is the UK’s top tweet for 2021 – agency report

captain tom top tweet of 2021 - theromans

Known to the world simply as Captain Tom, Captain Sir Tom Moore has emerged as the leading tweet of the year, according to top PR agency The Romans’ latest Year on Twitter UK report.

The report reveals the top sports, TV moments, top celebrity gossip that we all obsessed over this year.

Captain Tom tops tweet report

According to its report, the most Retweeted and Liked Tweet of the year commended a national hero – the memorial Tweet for Captain Sir Tom Moore. 

The top sporting moment came when it was announced that CR7 aka Cristiano Ronaldo was returning to Old Trafford; and the top meme moment was those 4 lads doing the sea shanty.

The most used hashtag has been revealed as #LoveIsland – we couldn’t get enough of the reality series this year, no WHEY.

Marcus Rashford continues his reign as the UK’s favourite sportsperson. BTS came up second to Boris Johnson for the top Tweeted person; and our binging TV habits shone through with Sex Education and Korean drama Squid Game taking the medals for first and second place.

Here’s the full list of Top Tweets in the UK for 2021 (so far):

Most RT & Liked of 2021 – @captaintommoore 

Sport – @ManUtd

Brand – @Twitter

Charity – @MindCharity

Moment – @RoyalFamily

Activism – @Munchbunch87

Covid – @sbattrawden

TV – @chrisrickett

Thread – @GeorgePointon_

Meme – @vonstrenginho

Top Tweeted person:

  1. Boris Johnson
  2. BTS
  3. Donald Trump
  4. Joe Biden
  5. Kier Starmer

Top Tweeted hashtag:

  1. #loveisland

Top Tweeted artist / musician:

  1. BTS
  2. EXO
  4. Louis Tomlinson
  5. Taylor Swift

Top Tweeted sports team:

  1. Paris St Germain
  2. France
  3. Olympique Marseille
  4. FC barcelona
  5. Real Madrid

Top Tweeted sportsperson:

  1. Marcus Rashford
  2. Lionel Messi
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo
  4. Jack Grealish
  5. Paul Pogba

Top Tweeted film: 

  1. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  3. Black Panther
  4. The Suicide Squad (2021)
  5. Black Widow

Top Tweeted TV show:

  1. Sex Education
  2. Squid Game
  3. Love Island
  4. GMB
  5. You