TV presenter Ian Wright is on a mission to find the dirtiest spots in Europe and lick them. Why? To put the ‘good bacteria’ products of dairy company Valio to the test.
Armed with a portable bacteria testing device and enough kefir for a glass a day, Wright travels through Scandinavia to Moscow and finally London on a quest to test his gut.
The film sees the presenter lick door handles at busy subway stations, escalators, kindergarten toys and train toilets. He sips beer from bins, eats sandwiches he’s ground into the pavement with shoe and drinks dirty river water. Almost nothing is off limits, although he does draw the line under public squatting toilets in Moscow.
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To give you some idea on how far he goes: a clean pair of hands should test under 60 RLU (relative light units) and a phone booth that Wright licks in Moscow tests at 5,482 RLU.
The film throws up some interesting conclusions. After having blood tests before and after, there is no difference to his health during the experiment and surprisingly, the dirtiest thing tested was his own kitchen sink which came in at over 8,000 RLU.