When BBC Three Counties Radio reporter Justin Daley and presenter Iain Lee walked through a town centre in the south of England, they didn’t realise there would so many disgusted or awkward looks in such a short space of time. Within minutes, people had turned to stare, pulled their children away, or muttered ‘eugh’ and worse under their breath.

Using a hidden camera they recorded the results, and caught up with one young man, who, along with his mother beside him, describes it as ‘disgusting’ – despite having his hands down his track suit trousers so that he could play with his balls at the time.