Fox News host hasn't washed hands in 10 years, says 'germs are not a real thing'

A Fox News host has shocked viewers with his admission he hasn't washed his hands in 10 years because he doesn't believe in germs.

Pete Hesgeth confessed live on Fox and Friends that because he couldn't see germs, they "are not a real thing".

"I inoculate myself," he claimed.

His two co-hosts, Ed Henry and Jedediah Bila, were left in hysterics at the admission, but Hesgeth was unapologetic.

"My 2019 resolution is to say things on-air that I say off-air," he added.

Social media users were both supportive and concerned for the host.

Another said they weren't "surprised that Fox News employs climate change deniers, but germ deniers is a surprise".

A Twitter user also called him out for another live TV gaffe when he accidentally hit a man with an axe last year.