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 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:


Regram from @aydafieldwilliams Wiping the slate clean for 2017 #instafun #instagood #cleanslate #familyfunday

A video posted by Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) on