Just when everything else in the world was getting a bit much, the final of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday was the glimmer of joy everyone needed - as a black woman, Deaf woman and same-sex couple made it into the top three.
After TV presenter AJ Odudu was forced to pull out of the competition due to an ankle injury, EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis took on Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite in a glitzy final.
Following three dances by both couples, Ms Ayling-Ellis and her dance partner Giovanni Pernice were crowned champions for 2021.
In a video reacting to their win, the actress said: “I’m speechless. I don’t know what to say. I feel like I’m living in a dream, it doesn’t feel real.