A popular trick using pepper, soap and water was used to educate children on the importance of washing their hands amid the coronavirus pandemic.

McFly bandmember Tom Fletcher spotted the pepper soap trick circulating online, and so decided to attempt it with his own children.

Fletcher’s children found that when they put their finger in a mixture of pepper and water, the pepper (representing germs) stuck to their finger and made it dirty. However, if they applied soap to their finger first then the germs would all run away.