Alan Carr downs gin on holiday to keep mosquitos away
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 April 2021
Alan Carr "drinks a lot of gin" to try and keep mosquitos away on holiday
Alan Carr "drinks a lot of gin" on holiday to stop mosquito bites.
The 44-year-old comedian was once told that a gin and tonic raises your quinine levels, which is meant to warn off the bloodsucking bugs.
Appearing on his 'Life's A Beach' podcast, he said: "I drink a lot of gin because it's meant to be the quinine, it's meant to keep them away.
"But that's bulls*** because I drink so much gin and they still bite me."
Alan turned to the booze-based solution to fix his mosquito issue after sprays and creams failed to deter the pests.
He added: "They bite you, they're horrible, they absolutely love me.
"I remember my one leg was poking out the mosquito bet, and it looked like a roll of bubble wrap.
"I'm like the Elephant Man, they love me. And it's always around the ankle or a bone."
Alan previously revealed he'd stopped drinking in 2018 in support of his teetotal husband Paul Drayton, and the former 'Chatty Man' host now only has a glass of wine on special occasions.
He said: "I like eating and drinking, but it was ridiculous before – we were cracking open a bottle of rose because it was a Monday.
"We were out of control. It was a laugh, but looking at Paul, sometimes the party has to stop.
"I enjoy a drink and I have it on special occasions now, it's a real treat for me."
Although the coronavirus lockdown has tempted Paul to start drinking again, Alan is proud of his husband for staying sober.
He continued: "It's been tough for Paul during lockdown.
"He's been saying, 'Oh, shall we get a bottle?' and I say, 'No, we're not getting any rose wine in.' He's been so good and I'm so proud of him."