The life of the party
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.”