When is the best time of day to shower? TV hosts get into a heated debate about basic daily ritual
The Project hosts got into a heated debate during Wednesday night’s show about whether people should be having their daily shower in the morning or evening.
Waleed Aly, Sarah Harris, Sam Taunton and Maria Thattil were divided over a recent report which said people should be showering in the evening.
Veteran presenter Waleed Aly, 44, took issue with the findings and said morning showers were the only way to go.
‘I don’t understand this theory. They say do it at night so you can clean off all the dirt from the day but if you wait to the morning you clean off the night and day,’ he said.
Co-host Sarah Harris, 41, clapped back at Waleed’s claim and said he sounded like her young sons when they were making excuses to get out of having a bath.
The Project’s presenters Waleed Aly, Sarah Harris, Sam Taunton and Maria Thattil were divided on Wednesday over a recent report which said people should be showering in the evening. All pictured
Meanwhile, guest host Maria Thattil, 30, said it shouldn’t be one or the other and to be truly clean people should have a shower in both the morning and night.
‘I’m a morning and night person. I sweat overnight and I’m not going to take that into the new day and I also want to wash off before starting the day,’ she said.
Taunton jumped in to say it was his policy to shower after exercising and joked, ‘I better start exercising’.
Aly took issue with the findings and said morning showers were the only way to go
Earlier this week, Waleed set the record straight on why he refuses to use social media.
The veteran TV presenter appeared on The Matty Johns Podcast on Sunday and said he has ‘major problems’ with social media and will never use it.
‘It’s a disaster. I’ve never been on it, and I have no interest in being on it. I think it’s one of the worst things humans have invented in the last 50 years,’ he told Johns.
‘I don’t understand this theory. They say do it at night so you can clean off all the dirt from the day but if you wait to the morning you clean off the night and day,’ he told his co-hosts
Aly said he believed there were no ‘meaningful’ conversations on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter because users posted in a ‘performative’ manner.
‘Meaningful speech is where minds and ideas meet and contest. But social media turns all of that sort of interaction into performance.
‘And when you are performing, you’re in a very different mode than when you are discussing,’ he added.
He said he will always prefer in-person discussion over Twitter debates, where the desire to get likes and retweets sees people ‘putting on a show’.
The presenters could not reach an agreement about when the best time to shower is