The drinking reputation of journalists has been proudly upheld in a boozing experiment conducted for BBC Radio Devon.
Six people had their booze intake examined over the course of the week, and those with the highest intake were Richard Best, from the North Devon Journal, with an impressive 33 units of alcohol, and Marc Astley, editor of the Express & Echo, Exeter, with 36 units.
At the end of the experiment, Dr Jonothan Mitchell warned Astley he was leaning towards the danger zone and could almost be classed as indulging in ‘harmful’drinking.
The result will probably be a huge disappointment to Best (or ‘Boozer Best’as he was dubbed by Astley), who boasted on his blog midway through the ordeal: ‘I’m in the lead, and confident of winning the Radio Devon boozing contest. But frankly, there’s not much by way of competition.”