Mancs have been hitting the bottle hard this year. And now it’s catching up with us.
According to new stats, we’re one of the most hungover cities in the entire country.
A study compiled by health supplement provider YourZooki has revealed that huge numbers of Manchester residents have been scouring the internet for hangover cures – with some searching to see if hair of the dog might be a good option.
Results showed that more than 3,000 people every year in Manchester spend their mornings desperately hunting down headache remedies on Google.
It’s official: Manchester is rough as toast.
But we’re still not suffering quite as badly as some of our neighbours.
According to YourZouki, Derby felt more wretched than any other part of Britain.
Newcastle, perhaps unsurprisingly, came second in the poll of most hungover cities.
Manchester followed close behind, with Brighton, Glasgow, Belfast, Leeds, Edinburgh also making the top ten.
The North West also ranked third as the wider region that drank the most.
Nutritionist Amanda Callenberg says that sleep and water play a big role in swerving nausea the next day.
“Alcohol contains ethanol, which is a toxic chemical that needs to be broken down by the liver before it can be safely eliminated from the body. It is also a diuretic, which means it helps our body to get rid of fluids.
“When we become severely dehydrated our bodies can’t remove these toxins, so they stay circulating in our bodies. It is this dehydration that causes the classic hangover symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting.
“To prevent a hangover in the morning, drink plenty of water, before, during and the day after drinking to keep yourself well hydrated.
“Aim to drink a glass of water between drinks and have at least one big glass of water before going to sleep.”
And that’s just part of the first wave of celebrity contestants – more famous faces will take part in I’m A Celebrity… South Africa, entering the camp as the series goes on.
The new series will ‘push them to their limits and test them like never before’, ITV has said, promising bigger and tougher challenges and an even harsher environment.
Also taking part from the launch episode will be Diversity star Jordan Banjo, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, Olympian Fatima Whitbread, former royal butler Paul Burrell, ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell, and supermodel Janice Dickinson.
ITV said: “Whilst nodding back to the Australian jungle, I’m A Celebrity…South Africa is a uniquely different series so viewers can look forward to lots of unexpected twists and turns.”
The trailer also shows the celebs taking part in pre-recorded challenges, taking on everything from nasty food to terrifying heights.
I’m A Celebrity… South Africa will air on ITV1 and ITVX from April 2023.
Featured image: ITV
Commentator Arlo White shows off what the Old Trafford gantry walk looks like
Ever wondered what it’s like to be up in the gantry in a football stadium, say, Old Trafford? Well, we certainly have.
You see the odd shot of the commentators sat there on the telly from time to time but it never really gives much away either and, at some venues, it’s quite a ways up there. There’s a little bit of allure behind these mysterious parts of footy grounds that most fans will never get to see.
After hours of mindless scrolling on the social media app, we stumbled across the well-known sports commentator‘s channel where he’s been showing off what it’s like to go in the gantry and one of them is his long walk to crow’s nest up at the Theatre of Dreams.
As it turns out, Arlo’s been doing these videos for a couple of years now, revealing how the gantry looks not only at Old Trafford but other big Premier League grounds too, such as down the road at the Etihad, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspurs’ sparkly new ground and many more.
Another reason we found ourselves stuck on his TikTok for so long was also because of the other behind-the-scenes details he reveals too, even shedding light on how he prepares for games: note-taking, data sheets, how keeps himself warm up there during those cold nights on comms and so on.