‘Thank God it’s over!’: David and Victoria Beckham bid farewell to a ‘challenging’ 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic as they lead a host of UK stars celebrating a very different New Year’s Eve

David and Victoria Beckham have lead the stars bidding farewell to a ‘challenging’ 2020, declaring ‘thank God it’s over’ as they celebrated New Year’s Eve on Thursday.

The duo both shared sweet clips to Instagram showing highlights from the past 12 months which included their brood clapping for the NHS, their son Brooklyn’s engagement and beekeeping with Harper during lockdown.

Also joining them in celebrating the start of 2021 was Helen Flanagan, Kirsty Gallacher, Strictly’s Neil Jones and Little Mix’s Jade Thirwall.

Goodbye 2020! David and Victoria Beckham lead the UK celebrities saying goodbye to the past year and welcoming in the next as they celebrated New Year’s Eve on Thursday

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, Victoria penned: ‘Happy New Year!! And thank god it’s over! It’s been a very different year (and a very different Christmas) for so many of us but I’m still so grateful for all the memories we were able to make over the past year. Here’s to 2021! Kisses xx vb’

While her husband David also shared a sweet roundup clip of highlights from 2020.

He wrote: ‘Sending all my love wherever you are in the world. It’s been a challenging year that has taught us so much, especially what’s most important. Here’s to a brighter 2021. Happy New Year.’

Other moments from David and Victoria’s highlights included the former footballer meeting Captain Tom Moore, the fashion designer’s latest collection launch and lots of quality family time spent together. 


Highlights: The couple both shared some of their best bits from the past 12 months, including beekeeping with daughter Harper (left) during lockdown and spending time with their brood (right)

David wrote: ‘Sending all my love wherever you are in the world. It’s been a challenging year that has taught us so much, especially what’s most important. Here’s to a brighter 2021. Happy New Year’

‘Thank God it’s over!’ Victoria said she was ‘so grateful’ for the memories that were made in 2020 as she shared her video, which included her son Brooklyn’s engagement to Nicola Peltz

On Monday, Victoria also shared an insight into her potential New Year’s Eve outfit as she modelled a grey dress on Instagram.

The fashion designer, 46, joked ‘F*** it , I still want to look nice!’ as she teased that much like everyone else, she’ll be having a low-key celebration this year.’

Victoria posed up a storm in the snaps as she showed off her dark grey, high-necked gown which featured a silver line pattern throughout and a frilly hem.

It comes after couple and their four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, 18, Cruz, and Harper, nine, were among the stars giving their followers an insight into their cosy family Christmas on Friday. 

Current Tier 4 restrictions mean many areas of the country were only allowed to spend Christmas Day with their household, but the Beckhams appeared delighted to be spending the festive period together in their bubble.  

Family: David and Victoria spent Christmas with their children, Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 15, and Harper, nine, with current Tier 4 restrictions mean many areas of the country were only allowed to spend Christmas Day with their household

The family were all sporting matching navy pyjamas with white piping, while a couple of members of the brood also chose to rock a pair of Ugg slippers and a hat.

David stood in the middle of the snap with his daughter Harper, wearing a red and white Santa hat, while two of his sons sported wooly North Face beanie hats.    

Also celebrating the start of the New Year on Thursday, Helen Flanagan took to Instagram as she posted a snap of daughter Matilda.

She wrote: ‘Happy New Year’s Eve. I think we are all ready for a fresh year. Thinking of all of those that have lost loved ones in 2020, the small business owners, anyone who works in hospitality, people that have struggled with their mental health in lockdown and the new mums of 2020 and the already mums that homeschooled. 

Looking forward: Helen Flanagan praised our ‘amazing NHS and our incredible doctors and nurses and our teachers and keyworkers’ in her touching New Year’s Eve snap

Ringing it it: Tess Daly revealed she had spent the final day of 2020 reflecting on the year during a riverside walk 

‘Thinking of our amazing NHS and our incredible doctors and nurses and our teachers and keyworkers. Thinking of those that have lost their businesses they have put everything into and those that had to put their dreams on hold. Here’s to a better 2021 and to anyone finding this new lockdown tough we are all in this together. Sending everyone so much love.’

And Tess Daly shared a radiant snap during a riverside walk and wrote: ‘Long riverside NYE walk today. Reflecting on this year. Looking forwards; like all of us to better times in 2021.  

‘My heart is full of gratitude for those brave & selfless frontline workers who have risked themselves for their country. You are true heroes ❤️ Sending love and wishes for a Happy New Year to all you beautiful souls ❤️ can’t wait til hugs are normal once again.’  

Kirsty Gallagher, 44, put on a leggy display in a thigh-split gown as she shared a glamorous throwback snap on New Year’s Eve.

Chic: Kirsty Gallagher put on a leggy display in a thigh-split gown as she shared a glamorous throwback snap on New Year’s Eve

The presenter showcased her toned legs as she posed up a storm in a chic gown and prepared to usher in 2021. 

She captioned the snap: ‘2020, the year none of us will forget. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the emotion of the last 12 months but tonight we celebrate the light, bravery and courage that came of it…

‘Wishing you all a happy & healthy new year, here’s to a great 2021.’

While 2016 Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown had slightly stronger feelings towards the end of the year as she told 2020 to ‘F off’ as she sported a sizzling black two-piece in a social media clip. 

Candice has had a challenging year due to her split from husband Liam Macaulay and the coronavirus pandemic.  

In the black and white video posted on New Year’s Eve, she emerged from the ocean and swept her water drenched tresses away from her face. ‘2020 F off,’ the Bake Off star wrote in an accompanying caption.

 

Making her feelings known: Candice Brown told 2020 to ‘F off’ on New Year’s Eve on Thursday as she sported a sizzling black two-piece in a social media clip

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