Pop icon, Robbie Williams seems to think his audience is full of dirty scumbags, apparently.
As New Year’s Eve celebrations were broadcast from the capital city’s of the world last night and onto into the morning, Robbie Williams rung in his 2017 with a little joke at the expense of his fans and Joe Public.
While performing a contemporary rendition of Auld Lang Sein for Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live on BBC One, the ex-Take that singer joined hands with the crowd, as is traditional.
After he’d hand enough of the presumably clammy hand embrace, Robbie ran past the front row of the audience, giving high fives and slapping people’s dutifully outstretched hands.
Once back on stage, away from clawing hands, Robbie whipped out the hand sanitiser to wash off all that ‘normal person’ ick.
He pulled a disgusted face to camera, making it clear the scene had been conceived for comedic effect.
The whole charade was dubbed ‘the moment of 2017’ by Twitter, which might feel like an overstatement… But considering at this point 2017 was only a few seconds old, perhaps Twitter is right.
Robbie Williams touched audience members and then used anti-bac on his hands. Moment of 2017 so far. pic.twitter.com/l3CcsfeLeB
— Jo Maney (@jomaney) January 1, 2017
— Kayleigh Bunker (@KayleighMBunker) January 1, 2017
During the evening’s live show in the shadow of Westminster, the notorious cheeky chap managed to dodge the BBC’s strict no-swearing rule by getting his audience to do his dirty words for him…
What a scamp.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.