November 27th, 2008
I’ve been talking about the X-Factor Driking Game, Feel free to play along, but don’t blame me if there’s any sore heads come Sunday. As I said, if you’re too young to drink or prefer something else - change the rules and you can work your way through a box of Roses or Quality Street !
Rule One - Knock back a shot of your favourite tipple every time you see a granny in the audience wearing a cheap T-shirt with a contestant’s face plastered on the front.
Rule Two - Chug some beer each time Dermot or Simon claims it’s the “toughest week yet” or “closest competition ever”.
Rule Three - Knock back some vodka on each occasion Louis Walsh wobbles his head like the Churchill dog and tells a contestant: “You…should…be…in…the final!”
Rule Four - Knock back even more if any judge utters the words “sack your mentor” or “the song was too big for you”.
Rule Five - Have two drinks when Simon makes a suggestive comment about Ruth Lorenzo’s dress, boobs or what she’s doing with the microphone.
Rule Six - Take a sip whenever you see Diana Vickers doing her ‘wavy hands’ dance.
Rule Seven - Drink once for every reference to Eoghan Quigg being “cute” and having “Irish charm”.
Rule Eight - Have two shots for every contestant that discusses their “journey” or whenever any of them says: “If I don’t up my game this week, I could be going home!”
Rule Nine - Make yourself a tasty cocktail whenever Simon or Dermot make an unsubtle comment about Louis’s sexuality.
Rule Ten - Help yourself to a large rum and coke if Cheryl breaks into tears during the final showdown.
Rule Eleven - Wash it down with a whiskey chaser if Simon teases: “I didn’t like it…. I loved it!”
Rule Twelve - Down your entire drinks selection if Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue at any point dare to crack a smile or share a conversation with each other.