It was Amaretto
A teenager spotted quaffing booze from a hip flask on live TV has been identified as a soon-to-be University of Liverpool law student.
James White, who attended Winstanley College in Wigan, was part of Good Morning Britain’s (GMB) special A-Level coverage, which saw both himself and a handful of his now former classmates open their results on live TV.
However, as GMB’s Katy Rickitt chatted to two students about their grades, White could be seen in the background taking a swig from a silver hip flask, before hiding it again behind an envelope (video below).
So why the 8am snifter? The 18-year-old told the Mail Online:
I was pessimistic about my results, so took the flask to ease the tension should I do badly. I didn’t want the presenter (or anyone else) to feel uncomfortable if I got three Us.
But White needn’t have worried. He went on to land an A in law, an A in psychology, a B in English language and a B in his extended project. He will now be heading to the Russell Group university to study law. Continuing, he said:
Some of my mates knew I was doing it, but it was my idea. I thought it would be funny.
The fresh-faced law student’s cheeky antics went down well on Twitter.
@GMB full marks to the student in the background swigging from a hip flask just now
— WerdnaRetral (@WerdnaRetral) August 17, 2017
James fucking White is all over the news for drinking from a hip flask I am dead
— chloe (@chloewharmby1) August 17, 2017
The guy with the hip flask on gmb is givinng me life, that's the way to do it
— olivia (@oharps_) August 17, 2017
And as for White’s tipple of choice? It was the almond-flavoured liqueur Amaretto.
White is not the only aspiring university-goer to secure his law student title today. Wannabe lawyers (and their relatives!) from across the country have flocked to social media to share their delight:
Can't believe I'm going to Southampton uni to study law !!!!!!! ??? #alevelresults
— hannah (@hannah_duffin) August 17, 2017
I got into Bristol Uni to study law??so so happy
— maddy (@maddyurennn) August 17, 2017
Congrats to all of those who will be starting their law degrees this year!
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