As the storm surrounding Jack Whitehall rumbles on following his so-called 'controversial' appearance on 'Big Fat Quiz Of The Year' last month, the comedian has revealed he is trying to keep himself out of more bother by giving up the booze.

Jack, who was criticised by the Daily Mail for making 'countless vile sexual jokes' and appearing to 'drink a bottle of wine each on screen' during the comedy panel show (oh, the outrage!), has now committed to a whole month without a tipple.

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“I am having a dry January," he told XFM.

“I watched that film 'Flight' with Denzel Washington where he plays an alcoholic pilot, and there’s this bit at the beginning where he pours his alcohol down the sink and shouts at his ex-wife - well, I did that to my girlfriend."

He continued: “I didn’t have a problem before or anything, I just drank recreationally, but made it like I had a real problem and started pouring it away and throwing tinnies round the room and kicking stuff.”

The star found himself in more trouble yesterday after it came to light he had inadvertently broadcast a student's phone number during 'Big Fat Quiz'.

The Telegraph reported that Rakesh Sagar complained to Ofcom that his number was shown on the programme, and was subsequently bombarded with between 200 to 300 calls and texts.

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Jack was criticised for making 'obscene jokes about the Queen, Prince Philip and Susan Boyle'

Jack has also faced calls to step down from a presenting role at this year's National Television Awards following the controversy.

All a bit of a storm in a teacup, if you ask us.

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