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A-level results day: Student spotted swigging booze from hip flask on live TV is off to study law at Liverpool Uni

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It was Amaretto

Image via Good Morning Britain

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.

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:

So proud of my girl getting her place in her first choice uni. #amazing #proudmum #liverpool #uni #law

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Congrats to all of those who will be starting their law degrees this year!

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47 Comments

Anonymous

“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”

What was that sentence? Do you know how to write English or was this a google translate from your own language?

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Anonymous

I detest social media, especially Twitter.

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Corbyn. Symphathiser

OK.

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Anonymous

Name stealer.

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Corbyn.Sympathiser

Piss off

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Anonymous

I hope the little arsehole takes his hip flask to settle his nerves the first time he appears before the Lord Chief.

Will get a new one torn.

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Anonymous

He’s trying to be a solicitor/barrister not a mason.

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Anonymous

Do we know how much is his house worth?

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Anonymous

In Wigan?

You can get a three bed terrace for five figures, AND it had direct trains to London Euston.

Winner!

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US firm trainee

I will try to push that guy through when I do vac scheme interviews. He must be a proper lad. Well done.

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Anonymous

Which firm? Is it US enough?

If you’re not paid at least £100k NQ then fuck right off.

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Anonymous

It is so US that I guarantee you I’ll buy in London before you do, cunt.

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LADDINGTON BEAR

LAD!

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Wankington Bear

Wanker.

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LADDINGTON BEAR

How do you manage? Can only manage intermittently here. Get all scratched up with the claws you see. Do you have gloves?

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Wankington Bear

You are the wanker, not me.

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LADDINGTON BEAR

Then why is your name Wankington? That wasn’t a very sensible name to choose was it. Did your parents not like you?

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Wankington Bear

They do, but not as much as you mum likes me.

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Anonymous

“bu…..bu… but [your] mum”. Goldilocks (and/or my mother) isn’t coming Wankington. Time to stop these illusions. No woman likes you. Leaving the porridge on the table attracts nothing but mice. And you know what happened the last time you tried to jump one of those. It bit you and you hid under your power ranger covers for weeks crying.

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LADDINGTON BEAR

“bu…..bu… but [your] mum”. Goldilocks (and/or my mother) isn’t coming Wankington. Time to stop these illusions. No woman likes you. Leaving the porridge on the table attracts nothing but mice. And you know what happened the last time you tried to jump one of those. It bit you and you hid under your power ranger covers for weeks crying.

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Anonymous

This made me laugh so much that I pood.

Anonymous

That’s interesting. My reaction was somewhat dissimilar in that it made me indifferent to the point that I fell asleep – didn’t even slightly smirk (though I might well have scowled unknowingly in regard of how piss poor an attempt at humour it actually was)

Anonymous

Liverpool..?

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Anonymous

Is russell group. So no snyde comments please

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Anonymous

*snide

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Snyde Commenter

Did you go to Liverpool?

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Anonymous

No I went to London Metropolitan thank you very much. Best llb evar now here I am working minimum wage at little chef as a table cleaner. It all works out in the end is what I like to say.

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Liverpool

Yes?

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Kirkland & Ellis Partner

We definitely want him.

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Anonymous

Learning to consume copious amounts of alcohol is basically 75% of one’s legal training. He has a bright future ahead of him.

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Anonymous

Lashtag that hero!!

Its everyday bro!!

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Anonymous

Liverpool? Why

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Li Lae

Because it’s a decent Russell Group university- the original redbrick.

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Liverpool Grad

Not a question that I was asked during my interview prior to receiving my training contract offer from a MC firm.

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Anonymous

By MC you mean Mcdonalds right?

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Another Liverpool grad

Nor mine when I was interviewed by the leading set of Chambers that offered me pupillage.

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Anonymous

3 Oxbridge knobs are jealous of you.

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The Real Wankington Bear

Who are these impostors posting as me ?

Wanker.

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Aspiring Lawyer (no really)

Got into the M100 Oxford Course w/ A*A*A but am now considering whether or not a humanities-oriented degree like History coupled with a conversion-course would’ve been better.
Thoughts?

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Anonymous

Yes. Enjoy the next three years.

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Anonymous

Good luck.

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Anonymous

Using alcohol in the morning to settle your nerves is a slippery slope that can turn bad very quickly. He needs to find a different way, not least because law is not going to get any easier.

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Anonymous

Yep, it’s been much easier since I went on the skag.

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Liverpool Lad (at the Bar in more ways than one!)

Fine Uni, fine city.

We’ve produced Judges, Law Lords and a Lord Chancellor before now.

He’ll have a great time, but it’s not an easy ride- in my day many of the lecturers were from Oxbridge and demanded rigour accordingly.

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Southern Softie

Jokes aside, Liverpool is actually quietly respected in the legal world and punches above its weight.

Reputations sometimes matter more than league tables.

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Anonymous

Same Oxbridge knobs didn’t like your pro-Scouser comments.

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Big Bill Werbenik

My scottish mate suggested mixing amaretto with crap whiskey to produce a taste similar to a single malt……i have and it sort of does…

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