How many times a day do you wash your hands? Chances are, not enough – and even when you do, you might not be doing it properly.

Bacteria is present everywhere and something as simple as travelling from A to B can leave your hands carrying germs and nasty stuff.

With colds and flu aplenty, now's the time to get strict with your hygiene.

[Related story: Which is the most hygienic - drying your hands with an electric dryer or using a paper towel?]

A team of experts, led by Dr Peter Barratt, set up a hygiene station to test how clean people’s hands were - including our reporter.

Dr Barratt then shares his tips for the most hygienic way to wash your hands. Pay close attention, because you've probably been doing it wrong...

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