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For most of us we've all been a little starstruck at some point in our life. Whether it be after seeing your favourite celebrity in the supermarket or simply walking past them in the street.
While some stars want to be left alone, others are more than happy to pose for selfies and chat to fans.
But during the coronavirus pandemic things are a little different.
With social distancing in place the two metre rule is perhaps giving some celebs respite from unwanted attention. But in that giddy moment when a superfan spots their idol it seems that it can be hard to remember the rules.
Financial guru Martin Lewis experienced just that last night with an encounter with an excited fan who was desperate to meet Martin.
In order to follow the government's two metre rule Martin was forced to "jump back" out of the way as the fan went in for a friendly handshake.
Clearly feeling bad about his reaction the ITV presenter took to Twitter this morning to say sorry and explained why he did what he did.
He tweeted: "To the person who recognised me in the street tonight and came next to me to shake hands.
"I'm sorry I jumped back, but I don't think physical contact with strangers is necessary or advised at the moment. Always happy to say hello though."
Many fans backed Martin for his tweet.
Manchesterlady2 tweeted: "The only humans that have touched me have been necessary medical appointments.
"Not even touched my own family, and when I see them I social distance. I’m with you on this one. Haven’t hugged anyone in months."
Another person said: "I wouldn’t shake hands with a stranger either. I’m sure it was just a moment of madness on their part but awkward when you’re the person having to say no."
When someone replied "nobody cares " a fan stuck up for Martin saying: "Obviously Martin felt bad about it enough to tweet an apology. I call that being a decent human being."
While another tweeted: "Yes, it's instinctive to shake hands in certain situations. My new neighbour came to shake hands with me & I pulled back.
"I felt unfriendly & rude. Imagine the excitement of seeing @MartinSLewis in the street! All protocol would be straight out of the window!"
But when one woman tweeted: "It's now six months since I touched another human being."
Martin replied: "I'm sorry to hear that. It must be a hard thing to go through. Wishing you the best."
Last week the TV presenter's wife Lara Lewington, 41, shared a video of him accepting his TV Choice Award for Best Lifestyle show after receiving the highest votes in the category from the public.
- Martin Lewis
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