Handwashing became the nation’s favourite pastime in March. Luckily, we’d been keeping notes dating back years of which celebrities fastidiously wash their hands after using the loo (Robbie Williams, Sandi Toksvig, Charlie from Busted, Gillian Anderson) and which ones don’t (Madonna, Sadiq Khan, Adrian Chiles, Rochelle Humes).
The only celeb we couldn’t get a proper read on was Chipping Norton’s resident cheese shagger, Alex James.
One celebrity who offered James their hand to shake when they were introduced at the Groucho Club found themselves rebuffed with the line: “I won’t shake your hand, I’ve just had a piss.”
An excuse that implies Alex James has the good manners not to touch someone with piss-coated hands, but not enough to actually wash them.