Jamie’s 2016 New Year resolution was to model himself on a 1980s lounge lizard whenever at parties.
Thus, he dressed in chinos, a polo shirt with a pastel-coloured jumper tied loosely round his shoulders and deck shoes – no socks. He also magically materialised beside any woman in need of a drink top-up or a light, proffering either a bottle of wine or a lighter.
Unfortunately for Jamie, he hadn’t taken into account Dry January. Most women didn’t require a drink top-up because they were abstaining (ditto the ciggies).
Jamie’s appeal depended almost entirely on the blunting haze of alcohol.