Binge drinking

Nicky Taylor, a documentary-maker, went on a 30-day binge and drank 516 units of alcohol. A photograph of Nicky before the binge showed an attractive woman with clear skin and lively eyes. After the binge, she had a fat face, dead eyes and more lines on her face than Clapham Railway Junction. She was depressed and her home life and work suffered.

Her bosses, the BBC, chose her as a responsible woman for the experiment. But she showed she was completely irresponsible and said the experiment was dedication. Nicky, that wasn’t dedication, it was stupidity. Your health is the most important thing to you. Don’t endanger it for the sake of a job, because without your health, you won’t have a job. If you had spent two years in hospital (not a drink related problem), like I did, then you’d know what I’m talking about.

For the record, people went on binges back in the 1940s and, as there was a war on, they couldn’t buy wine, never mind drink it. People don’t binge on wine, so please take wine out of the equation.