England’s Euro 2020 semi-final win against Denmark last night was the most-watched TV event in nearly a decade, meaning millions watched it coming home.
The national team booked a place in the final against Italy on Sunday thanks to a 2-1 win, with the match being broadcast on ITV.
It has now been confirmed that the game attracted by a peak of 27.6million viewers, across ITV, ITV Hub and STV.
This makes the victory the most watched moment on the small screen since the London 2012 Olympics.
As well as boasting a 89.3% audience share last night, it was the most-watched match of the entire tournament so far.
Something tells us that final on Sunday may just about beat that.
You’ll find us watching from behind a cushion, with a Pimms in each hand.
Someone who chose to take in the game from the stands at Wembley Stadium was Sir Mick Jagger, who has become an unlikely bad omen for Raheem Sterling and co.
It has become a running joke that the football fan is a bit of a bad luck charm, as they tend to lose every single match he attends in person.
The music icon publicly supported England in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with football definitely not making it home that year, or the tournament after that.
Despite being the opposite of a lucky mascot, Sir Mick was photographed arriving at the high-stakes game on Wednesday – joining the stars who showed up to cheer England on.
Thankfully, the curse has officially been lifted as Harry Kane’s extra-time goal secured the team a spot in the final of a major competition for the first time in 55 years.
All eyes will be on the team, and Sir Mick, on Sunday…
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