Robbie Williams has an awkward and slightly offensive moment on stage after touching a fan
If you didn't bother going out on NYE, there's a good chance you might have seen some of Robbie Williams' performance on BBC 1.
Hours before Mariah Carey made a fine mess of ushering in 2017 in Times Square in New York, the former Take That singer performed live from Central Hall in Westminster, London.
At one point, the 42-year-old waded into the crowd during the gig, singing Auld Lang Syne and shaking hands with various members of the audience.
Having eventually returned to the stage, cameras captured a grimacing Robbie covering his hands in anti-bacterial gel...
— Mia (@mia_qs) January 1, 2017
Although it was only on our screens for a split second, plenty of viewers were quick to spot it - many describing it as an early highlight of 2017...
Robbie Williams pulling out the hand gel after doing Auld Lang Syne with the public has been my highlight of 2017 so far. pic.twitter.com/b04DDpSVex
— ✏️ 𝕃𝕌𝕂𝔼 (@MrLukeJohnston) January 1, 2017
Robbie Williams using hand sanitiser after Auld Lang Syne. 2017 off to a flyer. pic.twitter.com/NGrFzK3ryT
— Ashley Watkinson (@IamAWatka) 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
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
Earlier in the performance, Robbie had made the audience aware that the BBC had told him he wasn't allowed to swear while on stage. Despite this, he appeared to urge the crowd to fill in any blanks...