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By Olivia Atkins, Writer

November 30, 2018 | 5 min read

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Welcome to the YouTube Re:View, a weekly listing of the most talked-about YouTube videos in the UK, brought to you by The Drum. This week we saw Michael McIntyre pull pranks as part of his Big Show, Stephen Fry stun audiences with his knowledge of Greek mythology and The 1975 give Ariana Grande a run for her money. Sports fans will be glad to hear that The Wembley Cup 2018 also made an appearance as well as news that Disney has another film out in the summer.

Michael McIntyre pranks Bradley Walsh on the Big Show.

Michael McIntyre pranks Bradley Walsh on the Big Show.

Bradley Walsh DESTROYED by Michael's nightmare text - Send To All

Doctor Who actor Bradley Walsh starred as the latest victim in Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, taking part in his Send To All skit. In it, the comedian stole the actor’s phone, rifled through its contents and texted all Walsh’s contacts to tell them that he’d had a strange dream about them. The clip, taken from McIntyre’s show, was filmed in front of a live audience at the Theatre Royal, Dury Lane who couldn’t help but howl when McIntyre read out very bemused responses from Philip Schofield, former footballer Terry Gibson and Walsh’s dentist. Walsh, on the other hand, could be seen cringing, head in his hands, in the wings of the theatre.

(View count: 1,183,240*)

Nicole Kidman Is Blown Away By Stephen Fry’s Intelligence | The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show provides plenty of fodder for Friday watching… and last week’s episode was no different. Starring Nicole Kidman, Stephen Fry and comedian Joe Lycett, this piece saw Fry promote his second book, Heroes, using the power of storytelling alone. Inspired by Greek mythology and delving into various stories of the past, Fry clearly captivated Kidman’s imagination as she couldn’t help but gape at his knowledge, leading her to ultimately question his IQ.

(View count: 1,535,122*)

Wembley Cup Live Final 2018

Football fans were in for a treat last week with the annual EE Wembley Cup 2018, the seven-part football series held at London’s Wembley Stadium. Taking place on Sunday 25th November, the event saw four teams compete in three thirty minute matches. For anyone unable to catch the games live, you can watch the full session to find out who took home the trophy, with commentary and player interviews between each game.

(View count: 1,389,154*)

The 1975 - thank u, next (Ariana Grande cover)

It’s no wonder BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge is so popular. This week, The 1975, took the studio by surprise with their cover of Ariana Grande’s thank u, next track. The soothing and melodic acoustic rendition was beautifully captured on camera and provides easy listening as well as a relaxed and ambient performance. Topped up with purple lighting and soft vocal backing, it looked like an epic and very ethereal set. We’d give anything to be a fly on the wall.

(View count: 1,916,606*)

Disney's Artemis Fowl - Teaser Trailer

Walt Disney tempted fans this week with a fantastical trailer for its adaption of Eoin Colfer’s book, Artemis Fowl. Due out in August 2019 and directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film looks like an epic adventure, transporting viewers into the world of 12-year-old Fowl, who hails from a line of criminal masterminds, to discover the truth behind his father’s disappearance. If you’re into magic and animation, make sure you put the film’s release in your diary.

(View count: 3,407,668*)

Fancy some Peanut Dust?

For 20 years, Google Search has been revolutionising the way we find things. While the world-changing difference this has made to businesses and their customers might be clear to those in the know, there’s still some confusion about how Search can transform business, so Google has invited everyone's favourite zone six entrepreneur Chabuddy G to teach us the ways with another episode release.

(View count: 1,811*)

Never miss a beat with the week's top videos on YouTube UK. Tune in next Friday for the next line-up.

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