1m Brits have done "walk of shame" after office Christmas party

One million Brits have done the “walk of shame” after office party… but 750,000 didn”t even make it that farand slept at workOne million have come into work day after Christmas party wearing the same clothes as night before45-54 year olds almost twice as likely to have done so than the national average

More than one fifth of the UK”s workers will be having their office Christmas party at some point this week.

But a new poll reveals that those getting drunk with colleagues would be wise to think ahead and pack a change of clothes… just in case.

Almost one in six of us (15 per cent) admit to not having made it home after their office party.

It all started so innocently: Almost one in six of us (15 per cent) admit to not having made it home after their office party (file photo)

It all started so innocently: Almost one in six of us (15 per cent) admit to not having made it home after their office party (file photo)

The YouGov research, commissioned for the Hotels.com mobile app shows that more than a million people (1,070,518) have turned up towork the next day wearing the same clothes as the day before – doing the work ‘walk of shame’ after the staff Christmas party.

Whilst easy to believe that younger team members will be the ones to party into the early hours, the study has revealed that Brits are in fact a nation of ‘Older-Indulgers’ with 45-54 year old Christmas party goers almost twice as likely to have committed the office walk of shame compared to the national average (5 per cent compared to 3 per cent).

Results also revealthat as many as 750,000 Brits have slept in the office on the night of their Christmas party, with 45-54 year old men over twice as likely to have done so compared to the overall national average (5 per cent vs. 2 per cent).

But grabbing a night’s sleep in the office is very much a last resort. Roughly athird said they would be likely to book a suitably priced hotel room ifthey could find one quickly and easily.

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Don”t get caught out: More than one in 10 of those surveyed have opted to stay in a hotel room after a staff Christmas party (file photo)

More than one in 10 of those surveyed (11 per cent) have opted to stay in a hotel room after a staff Christmasparty as it is cheaper than travelling home late at night, and six per cent know acolleague who has booked a hotel room intending to spend the night with a co-worker.

With a number of hotel rooms in cities like London and Glasgow available for as little as 40, it comes as no surprise that many opt to get a good night’s rest than take a taxihome.

Apps like Hotels.com help you find a bed close to wherever you happen to be partying, and use of the app soars between seven and 10 p.m. when people start preparing for a heavy night.

Alison Couper from Hotels.com said: “In the current economic climate it’s no surprise that so many of us intend to let our hair down at the work Christmas party, to sleep off the excitement of the night before and tackle the “morning after” in the office.”