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Sorry, Smoochers: Joe McElderry Won’t Be Getting Wasted This New Year’s Eve

The most memorable was New Year’s two years ago at our local bowling alley in Newcastle. I was too young to drink but I managed to get booze from the bar. I only had three ciders and could hardly stand up – the weight of the ball kept pulling me over. I don’t drink that much because I can’t sing properly for two days after. … You never know what might happen [this year] but I’m not desperately searching for [love].

—Joe McElderry, the X Factor winner, on his New Year’s Eve plans (and resolutions) [via]