Christine Lampard, 41, was on hand to host today’s edition of Loose Women and to kickstart the show, she made reference to Wednesday being July 1. With many traditions and old wives tales doing the rounds to mark the beginning of a new month, the presenter thought she would get involved with the occasion. Welcoming ITV viewers to the programme she said: “Pinch, punch, first of the month.” However, they soon took to social media when she admitted she had “never” heard of the saying.
“You’re joking?” fellow panellist Nadia Sawalha, 55, remarked in shock as Jane Moore, 58, looked on at the host in bewilderment.
“No. Have you all heard of it?” Christine asked the members of the crew, which they replied with a disgruntled “yes”.
“I am literally the only person who has never heard of that,” the host admitted, to which one of her co-star’s explained she must have “forgotten” the tradition.
“Can someone please write in and tell me I’m not the only one,” the presenter pleaded with viewers and they, sure enough, took to Twitter to voice their response on the matter.
One wrote on the social media platform: “I hadn’t either until I saw someone say it online a few years ago. I’m wondering if its an English expression, as I’m Scottish.”
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A second added: “First time I’ve heard the ‘pinch, punch, first of the month’ too Christine. You’re not alone.”
Whilst a third commented: “I have never ever heard this saying until today!!” others couldn’t believe the host’s admission.
“What?? We’ve been doing pinch punch for years!!! Although it’s unlucky to say it after midday apparently,” a fourth posted.
A fifth remarked: “I’ve heard of it & I know other people that do,” with a sixth sharing: “Where has she been all her life?”
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