The life of the party

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THIS week mil­lions of

Christ­mas us will be en­joy­ing a bash – and we’ll spend

£4bil­lion on a whop­ping par­ty­ing! And more than will go to two works half of us par­ties alone, ac­cord­ing to re­search car­ried out for Trav­elodge. Other stag­ger­ing fig­ures

£2.3bil­lion re­veal we’ll spend on booze dur­ing De­cem­ber. JAMES MOORE cranks facts up 12 more amaz­ing about the fes­tive party sea­son…

Pre­sen­ter Zoe Ball is just one Brit who has en­joyed a naughty snog at a Christ­mas party, with a 22-year-old boy­band singer. One in three of us have ac­tu­ally cheated on a part­ner at a fes­tive party and 66% think it’s OK to kiss a col­league.

A Mecca Bingo poll found that 37% of us fear hav­ing to dance at the do – and we typ­i­cally need five drinks be­fore we will. Peter Crouch-style ro­bot danc­ing is our favourite fun move.

Hang­overs are most likely to hit on De­cem­ber 14, ac­cord­ing to a study. The most hun­gover point is said to be 9.35am and hang­overs last nine hours on av­er­age. Two mil­lion call in sick each year, cost­ing £541m.

Katie Price is among the stars seen worse for wear at a fes­tive party – she stripped off in the toi­lets at a do in 2016. Celebrity Big Brother’s Marco Pierre White Jr was once snapped swig­ging from a wine bot­tle in a Santa suit at a bus stop.

For­mer Manch­ester United man­ager Sir Alex Fer­gu­son can­celled team par­ties for good fol­low­ing a drunken 2007 bash. While the an­tics by QPR play­ers left their then-man­ager and I’m A Celeb star Harry Red­knapp say­ing grumpily: “I’ve al­ways said I’ve no time for Christ­mas dos.”The worst ex­cuses for not get­ting into work af­ter a Christ­mas do, ac­cord­ing to one sur­vey, in­cluded: “I won’t be in the of­fice to­day – my ears are sore from the mu­sic at the party last night.”

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