ICYMI, Robbie Williams recently set off the first big meme of 2017 in a pretty hilarious incident.
Williams was performing his New Year’s Eve concert ‘Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live’ when he walked up to the audience and high-fived fans at midnight singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’.
When he got back to the stage, the cameras caught Williams pulling out a bottle of anti-bacterial hand gel. The incident can be seen below:
Obvs, Twitter has been all over it over the past couple of days.
Robbie Williams sanitising his hand after touching the public is the most hysterical start to a new year ever. The year of memes commences pic.twitter.com/zXb3c3Dyp5
— Zoe London (@zoelondondj) January 1, 2017
Robbie Williams grabbing the hand sanitiser after holding hands with the plebs during Auld Lang Syne is the start to 2017 we all deserve.
— Tom Phillips (@flashboy) January 1, 2017
My aesthetic is Robbie Williams applying hand sanitiser on live camera after touching normal people
— Mince Pie-ter (@_Clyse) January 1, 2017
Mood: Robbie Williams applying sanitiser after holding hands with his audience for Auld Lang Syne
— Olivia CðŸÅ½±ðŸÅ½±pe (@livcoope) January 1, 2017
— Hugh Jardon (@hughjardon3rd) January 1, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Here's the first meme of 2027 to celebrate!!!
Robbie Williams cleansing the dirt of 2016 off him pic.twitter.com/ilK77it2Bc
— Louis Michael (@Louisxmichael) January 1, 2017
Robbie has now addressed the incident by, in the cheeky way we know and love him for, making fun of himself. A video shared on his wife Ayda’s Instagram and later on Williams’ own account depicts the singer hugging his friend and subsequently grimacing and washing his hands with hand sanitiser.
The caption for the video reads ‘Wiping the slate clean for 2017!’ and it can be seen below: