'Never ever shake his hand': Twitter users pile on Fox News host's claim that ‘germs are not a real thing’
Ed Henry, Jedediah Bila and Pete Hegseth (Fox News/screen grab)

“Fox & Friends” host Pete Hegseth surprised his co-workers and Fox News viewers alike Sunday after sharing that he hadn’t washed his hands in a decade, and saying he didn't believe germs were "real."

“I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years," he said. "Really, I don’t really wash my hands ever....germs are not a real thing," Hegseth declared. "I can’t see them, therefore, they’re not real.”

Twitter users from the left and right were mystified and slightly horrified by the admission, and have been taking to social media to share their thoughts on the television host's cleanliness habits (or lack thereof).

A round-up of a few Sunday and Monday reactions below: