Helen Mirren's bang on Christmas message

Helen Mirren delivers her Christmas message on The Graham Norton Show. Source: YouTube

For a lot of us 2016 has been a rough year.

At Christmas time we often reflect on the year that’s been, looking back at the good and the bad that has happened.

This year we lost a little of familiar faces and saw some terrible things happen around the world, and now Helen Mirren has summed up 2016 in a few fitting words.

Dame Helen has given a brutally honest review of the year that was while appearing on The Graham Norton Show, and if you had a tough year, you’ll probably agree with her words.

When asked by Norton to deliver a Christmas message, Dame Helen did it in fine form.

With her regal tone of voice, she gave a Queen-like Christmas message with a twist.

“Hello, at this time of celebration and togetherness we have the chance to reflect on the year gone by,” she said.

“And I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a big pile of sh*t.

“So my advice to you is to drink responsibly and be merry, have a very happy Christmas and above all, go see Collateral Beauty, out on Boxing Day.”

Earlier on the show Dame Helen, dressed is a playful leopard print dress, got a little cheeky with her Collateral Beauty co-star Will Smith.

Smith gave Norton a little slap on the bum, and Dame Helen didn’t want to miss any of the action.

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As the audience laughed, she stood in front of Smith waiting for her turn!

If you haven’t seen the hilarious Christmas message, you can watch it below – it’s sure to give you a laugh this Christmas!

Did this give you a laugh? What do you think of Dame Helen’s review of 2016?