Jessie J embarrassed by her chart mix up

Jessie J has revealed that she was left soaking wet and embarrassed after prematurely celebrating her single Domino getting to Number 1.

Jessie J has revealed that she was left soaking wet and embarrassed after prematurely celebrating her single Domino getting to Number 1.

Speaking to Jonathan Ross on his ITV 1 show on Saturday (February 4), Jessie said she was on holiday in Thailand when a fan tweeted her to say she was Number 1.

“[We were] sitting in our pyjamas by the pool, having a glass of wine. I went on Twitter and just read 'You're number one on iTunes' and so I freaked out and thought 'I'm gonna jump in the pool.' [I] jumped in the pool, realised I was a bit tipsy, [AND] couldn't swim!

“So I got out of the pool, put Domino on and was dancing by the pool and then one of my best friends said, 'Babe, Flo Rida's number one'," she continued. "I was Number 1 on the [iTunes] chart, not the Official Chart! So I was just standing there freezing cold, naked and I just said, 'Shall we just go to bed?'."

Thankfully, Jessie managed to get to Number 1 a few weeks later when Domino climbed to the top of the Official Singles Chart on January 15. Find out what she did to celebrate by watching our video interview with her below.

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