Heather Mills’ 19-minute rant on GMTV has been voted the Most Cringeworthy Moment of 2007 by internet users.

Sir Paul McCartney’s estranged wife was voted into first place in MSN’s Review of 2007 poll, with 31 per cent hailing her live outburst as one of the year’s most defining moments.

Heather hit the headlines in November after she appeared on the GMTV sofa and claimed how press intrusion had brought her ‘close to suicide’.

During the interview, Heather likened her own situation to that of the late Princess Diana.

But there was good news for reformed 90s boy band Take That who landed the title of Comeback Kings, with 41 per cent of the 5,000 voters choosing them over Led Zeppelin and the Spice Girls.

The England rugby team’s appearance in the Rugby World Cup Final was named Most Memorable Moment.

But the English football team’s failure to qualify for the Euro 2008 narrowly missed being branded Low Point of 2007 – outvoted by the miserable UK summer, named by 30 per cent of respondents.

Peter Bale, executive director of MSN UK, said: “Although the likes of Take That and the England rugby team triumphed in 2007, I suspect it will be the low points such as Heather Mills McCartney’s slamming of the press and our failure to qualify for Euro 2008 that will continue to dominate the headlines in 2008.”