Christmas is now just a distant memory, Pancake Day has been and gone, so now it’s Valentine’s Day that is dominating card shops and shopping centres across the land.
If you’re needing some gentle persuasion to get into the romantic mood, here’s a gentle push from the small screen.
Television has been responsible for bringing us its fair share of soppy moments so narrowing them down was always going to be a hard top but here’s the ones we went for.
Vote in the poll to tell us which one’s your favourite…
Kate & William’s wedding
Although now probably just as famous for a certain sibling’s rear end, the nation came to a stand still in April 2011 as Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge, dressed in a stunning Alexander McQueen dress. Celebrities like The Beckhams were in attendance and millions of others watched on from the comfort of their own homes. And the monent we’d all been waiting for came shortly after when the newlyweds kissed on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Ross & Rachel, Friends
The final episode of Friends had everyone hanging on tenterhooks when Rachel boarded the plane to jet away from her friends and the realms of Central Perk. Ross returned to his apartment to a frantic message on his answer phone from Rachel as she tried to get off the plane and then his prayers, and those of fans, were answered when she walked through the door.
Scott & Charlene’s wedding, Neighbours
If you were a child of the 80s/90s chances are you dashed home from school to catch the Aussie legends tie the knot in a tear jerking ceremony. A must watch for the mullets alone- the congregation is like a who’s who of Neighbours folklore including Harold, Madge and Mrs Mangle. And who can forget Suddenly, the song which made a celebrity out of largely unknown singer Angry Anderson.
Tim & Dawn, The Office
It looked to all intents and purposes that Tim’s efforts to win Dawn’s hearts were going to be in vein as she left the Christmas party with her new boyfriend but viewers were left cheering on their sofas as, to the strains of Yazoo’s Only You, she returned and the two finally kissed.
Jim proposes to Dot, EastEnders
It’s not just the youngsters who get romantic in Albert Square. After courting for a while Jim Branning decided he wanted to make an honest woman of his cigarette smoking beau and chose the iconic London Eye as the place to pop the question.
Darcy marries Lizzy Bennett, Pride & Prejudice
Sorry to disappoint all you Darcy fans out there but unfortunately this came after the famous ‘lake scene’ but was still just as memorable. After a tempestuous courtship packed full of romantic tension, Darcy finally swallowed his pride and confessed his true feelings for young Miss Bennett. After refusing first time round she eventually accepted, leading to a double wedding with sister Jane and Darcy’s best friend Bingley.
Carrie & Big, Sex & the City
Carrie and Mr Big’s on-again/off-again romance sometimes taxed our patience, but it was all worth it when Big finally came to his senses in the series finale.
“It took me a really long time to get here, but I’m here,” he confessed after chasing her across the sea to Paris and declaring she was the one for him.
Adam & Rachel meet, Cold Feet
Long before they were married and even before Adam streaked with a rose between his bum cheeks there was the moment he and Rachel first met and the frantic moment when after writing her number on the back of her car the rain began to wash it away.
Niles and Daphne, Frasier
A prime example of people not admitting their feelings to each other. There wasn’t a viewer of the Channel 4 American sitcom that didn’t wish these two would get together and finally they did.
Billy proposes to Little Mo with Spaghetti, EastEnders
In one of the sweetest – or shall we say savoury – moments on the BBC Soap Billy Mitchell proves he’s a charmer, using Alphabet spaghetti to propose to Little Mo. Very smooth.
Which top romantic TV moment is your favourite?
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