Man Who Had Nose And Top Lip Removed To Look Like A 'Black Alien' Struggles To Speak

Man Who Had Nose And Top Lip Removed To Look Like A 'Black Alien' Struggles To Speak

published at5 hours ago

Most Popular


Guy Passes His Driving Test On The 33rd Attempt

Guy Passes His Driving Test On The 33rd Attempt

They say the best drivers pass second time, don't they? Something to do with feeling more confident on the road after having been denied a licence once before.

Although, a study from insurance company LV= found that those who passed on third attempt, were the least likely to be involved in an accident. In the study, which looked at the driving records of people who had passed first time, after two, three or four attempts, it was noted that those who passed on their first go were the 'worst drivers' due to 'over confidence'.

Third triers were more likely to be 'safe' and 'cautious', apparently.

There was no data on people who passed after 33 times, because that's just silly isn't it? Who would take that long to pass?


Step forward Christian Whiteley-Mason who after 33 goes, 14 instructors and 25 long years (not to mention £10k) has finally passed.

Forty-two-year old Christian, from South Yorkshire, took his first test in 1992, and apparently got quite a taste for it, going back another 32 times.

He actually gave up for a bit in 2003, after his 32nd failed attempt, deciding that motoring probably wasn't for him. However, after his job has recently required him to travel more, he decided to give it another shot.

He told the Mirror: "I can't believe I've actually finally passed after all these years. I'm still in shock!


"There was this one examiner at the Barnsley test centre who I used to pray I didn't get. She was notoriously tough and she failed me every time.

"I had 56 lessons with my first instructor and eventually he told me to just give up as I would never pass."

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6

Guy Passes His Driving Test On The 33rd Attempt

Christian, who eventually decided to take the automatic-only test, is now the proud owner of a Smart Car, that he's named Percy.

"Everyone laughed at me and said I'd never do it, I'd get bored again. But I was absolutely determined I was going to show everyone."


Driver Finally Passes His Learner Test After Failing 157 Times

published at13 days ago

Christian joked: "There must be a God because I prayed every night that I wouldn't get that same examiner who'd kept failing me, and I didn't."

Christian passed with just three minors, not bad, but then I suppose he'd had more practice than most.

Credit: PA


"You might say I passed first time this time. It was so hard. There's a lot more to it now then when I first started.

"There's the independent driving tests, the theory tests, the hazard perception test.

"I'm so proud of myself. It's changed my life to be honest. I felt like I'd achieved everything I really wanted to achieve, this was the one thing left I had to do."

Fair play, he got there in the end.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Christian Whiteley-Mason/PA

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Britain's Got Talent Set To Be Postponed Until 2022
published at7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read


Lee Rigby Killer Michael Adebowale Is 'Fighting For Life' With Coronavirus

published at17 hours ago

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]