Chris Hughes appeared to break some of the guidelines related to the coronavirus outbreak as he watched the horse he co-owns race at Cheltenham Festival.
On third day of the event, the reality star eagerly watched from the sidelines as beloved six-year-old mare Annie Mc took to the track.
In the nail biting scenes Chris, who donned a smart grey jacket, was spotted touching his face and rubbing his nose as the tense Grade 1 Marsh Novices Chase unfolded.
According to NHS guidelines, citizens can avoid contracting coronavirus by not touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
The 27-year-old horseracing lover, who is currently dating Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson, has been gearing up to support Annie Mc for quite some time now.
Ahead of today’s race, he admitted that he had lost sleep and shared his excitement with social media followers.
“Haven’t slept much last night. The day has finally come,” he said on Instagram .
“Months and months of hard work from everyone involved, and it’s here. So excited and so nervous, it’s going to be a very emotional afternoon.
“I love everything about this animal, she’s given so much to us already and we can only dream she pulls off the impossible.
“We know she’ll give her all, and regardless of any result, as long as she gets back home to her stable tonight is all that matters We will dare to dream for a few hours, so go and show ‘em what you’re made of Annie.
“You deserve this moment. If you’re sat at home, say a couple of prayers.”
During the race, the much-loved mare eventually tailed off and came out in 9th position .
Despite failing to win the race, Chris praised Annie Mc on her performance, writing a message on social media: “Did us proud girl.”
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