An American doctor has shocked This Morning viewers after he admitted that he hasn't showered with any soap in four years.
Dr James Hamblin was explaining how he ditched shampoos, body washes and lotions as part of an experiment to prove that they're bad for you.
He explained how he will hop into the shower and simply rinse with water, leaving host Eamonn Holmes with some questions on the strange lifestyle change.
Quick to get to the point, Eamonn asked: "Do you smell well?" To which Dr Hamblin laughed and replied: "I do. It took a while to get used to but I don't smell - I'm told."
He went on: "I have asked people in a regimented way where I said 'I need you to be honest with me, do I smell?' and they said no." We'll take your word for it, fella.
Dr Hamblin has also asked his wife for her take on his odour and she apparently also said he doesn't smell.
Taking to Twitter, one ITV viewer said: "How the f**k could he not shower for 4 years? Dirty t**t," while another added: "I haven't had a shower yet today and I don't smell fresh. I suppose after a few months the smell doesn't get any worse."
I'm off to take a shower. Sorry, Doc. :stuck_out_tongue: #ThisMorning
- Terry (@twizzle1010) May 25, 2020
Can #ThisMorning interview the guy who doesn't showers friends and work colleagues to get their opinion
- Adam Smith :black_circle: (@short_guy84) May 25, 2020
Someone else commented: "I haven't gone a day in about ten years without having a shower/bath because I'm not a filthy b**tard."
Looking back to the time he stopped using shower gel, James said: "It was part of trying to be a little bit more minimalistic. I wanted to see personally if it was possible.
"At the same time, I was learning about the skin microbiome for a story I was working on.
"It turns out there's trillions of micros all over you and I thought why are we washing them off if they're something that could be helpful to us.
"So I started to experiment with this and before you know it, I haven't gone back. I still wash my hands, but no body soaps, lotions or shampoos."
When asked about showering after exercising, James said: "If I need to look presentable in a short time, I would hop in the shower and rinse with water.
"You can do that quickly and easily. I'm not saying everyone should stop.
"The average person is probably just wasting some money on products and could do less."
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