Robbie Williams gargled hand sanitiser in a desperate bid to keep his smoking habit a secret from wife Ayda Field.
The former Take That singer returned to his habit a few months ago, after having previously quit the nicotine sticks. Robbie was determined to keep actress spouse Ayda from finding out he was smoking again though, and went to some extreme lengths to keep his puffing away from her.
“I didn’t tell the missus for five weeks,” he said during an interview with Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “I was getting up an hour before her. I would creep out of the room with my shoes underneath my arm.
“I would jump through a window at the other end of the house, strip naked outside so I wouldn’t smell, then proceeded to smoke.”
One particular occasion when Robbie had emerged for an early morning puff saw the singer locked outside without his trusty mouthwash. So he ended up using hand sanitiser in an attempt to conceal the smoke smell from Ayda.