'Gap Yah' sketch wins YouTube award

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A satirical sketch poking fun at posh "gap yah" students has been named one of the online hits of the year.



The three minute, 18 second film made by comedy group The Unexpected Items has been watched on video sharing website YouTube more than 2.6 million times this year.



Gap Yah shows Orlando calling his friend Tarquin to tell him about his trip around the developing world on "a spiritual, cultural, political exchange thing".



The video was named Homegrown Comedy Hit of the Year by YouTube.



Teen favourite Justin Bieber's track Baby was the most viewed video in the UK followed by Eminem's Love The Way You Lie.



Anna Bateson, Director of Marketing at the site, said: "More than ever in 2010 YouTube was a hub of creativity, a hive of hilarity and the place for people to share their passions and entertain themselves online.



"This year's top videos lists give us a glimpse at the tremendous growth YouTube has experienced as a company and as an online community in 2010."



More than 13 million hours of video were uploaded to YouTube in 2010.

Britain’s top comedy videos of 2010 (based on UK views)

1. Gap Yah

2. Annoying Orange Saw

3. Annoying Orange Wazzup

4. Being a Dickhead's Cool

5. Fascinating Aida – Cheap Flights

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