21 (pints of beer)

There aren't many jobs where a flagon of booze makes you more efficient, but in the world of rockstardom, a little tot of alcohol can sometimes make the difference between a mild performance and a Jagger-esque one (and we're not talking about Cher Lloyd). Adele certainly believes in the redemptive power of the grog, claiming that getting drunk helps her write those heart-wrending ditties.

Adele told The Sun, 'I used to have to lock myself away in my house, get pretty drunk and write a drunk diary - and that was the first time I could admit things to myself. A drunk tongue is an honest one in my opinion and the next morning I would read it through with an awful hangover and, in the cold light of day, had to absorb my feelings about myself. I was a bit scared that I wouldn't be articulate enough. When I was 18 or 19 I didn't regret anything, I was very much a teenager and thought I knew it all and that there was nothing else I could learn. I started realising my own flaws and my disappointments and I started regretting a lot of stuff. It was quite an awakening.'

A drunk diary? Now there's a thought...

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