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This One-Liner From "Sex Education" Star Ncuti Gatwa Has Started A Good Hygiene Movement In British Schools And Colleges

"Wash your hands, you detty pig!"

If you're a fan of the Netflix series Sex Education, then you're definitely familiar with Scottish Rwandan actor Ncuti Gatwa.

The 27-year-old actor plays the scene-stealing Eric Effiong, a style icon, a supportive friend, and the king of one-liners. However, one particular gem from the show's second season has inadvertently made him the face of good hygiene movement.

Eris helps friends Maeve and Otis, who are the masterminds of an underground sex advice clinic led by Otis, the son of a sex therapist.

The two friends are having a heart-to-heart in a toilet addressing Otis's problem when Eric delivers the following line which has now made its way to everyday life:

Because believe it or not, there are people who use the toilet and don't wash their hands.

I'm convinced there is a correlation between that group of people and those who don't wash their legs in the shower, but that's an entirely different post.

If you're wondering how the word "dirty" becomes "detty", you can thank Eric's West African heritage for the added emphasis and we love emphasis.

And the one-liner is now an entire movement.

@benjackthomas @TwitterUK Wouldn’t it be wonderful if I actioned my actual to do list as quickly as I actioned this tweet 💭

@sexeducation Best thing I have seen in a while! @NcutiGatwa #sexeducation #netflix

It's been cropping up in various places including several college toilets.

@NcutiGatwa found you in the college toilets ⭐️😂

meanwhile some little GENIUS put this up in the college bathroom @NcutiGatwa @sexeducation

Charlie Aherne, a 17-year-old who attends a sixth form college in Pontypool, South Wales — actually not too far away from where the show is filmed — is one of the people spreading Eric's message.

I put pictures of @NcutiGatwa and his iconic quote around my sixth form which is also in South Wales. I really hope he sees this. @NetflixUK @sexeducation #sexeducation #Netflix

He told BuzzFeed News: "I printed them out and put them in places that would be most seen by students. Everyone has loved it, even the teachers. I get people coming on to me saying how they love them from all years in the sixth form because it’s also a secondary school.

"I feel that it was important to put them up to show my love for the show and the character and in a way to support common hygiene. It’s very important and as the show is literally called Sex Education, I think that it’s important that people are clean and educated especially students within the sixth form because they are at an age where people commonly start to become sexually active."

Charlie's video of him putting up the posters has been seen by Ncuti, who shared the clip with his followers.

Sophie Dang, a 15-year-old student from Birmingham, and her group of friends also took some time out of their day to share the message around their school.

Her TikTok video has also been seen by the actor and shared on his Twitter, which has Sophie and her friends all "freaked out."

@NcutiGatwa spreading personal hygiene to our school x

She said: "I put my phone down on the table to everyone that was on that table and we freaked out and put it all over our Snapchat stories."

@NcutiGatwa look what we found in our school toilets #sexeducation @sexeducation

Oh my god someone has written this in the girls toilets in my college😂 @NcutiGatwa

@NcutiGatwa you’ve made it all over the toilets

And Ncuti is here for it all. A movement.

Wowwwww this is really a movement then 😅🤣 https://t.co/QjDqwkRvOg