Wednesday 24 July 2019

WATCH: Mary O'Rourke's face is the best part of George Hook's overshare on the Late Late Show

George Hook on The Late Late Show
George Hook on The Late Late Show
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Mary O'Rourke was all of us when George Hook's TMI declaration.

Both were part of a panel discussion on ageism, joined by Rita Ann Higgins, where they discussed everything from grief and loneliness to the importance of maintaining physical and mental wellness.

Hook took the opportunity to share with the nation that he can no longer "get it up", but said he was happy to sacrifice that aspect of his physicality if it meant he would maintain his  mind.

"All my friends who died were gym rats, marathon runners and they didn't eat Bounty bars and everything else. When you reach a certain age and you're a man, because I can't talk for women, there are only two muscles that can't - one below your waist and one above your neck," he said.

"Now I can't get it up anymore so that's gone. Right?"

Cue Mary.

Mary O'Rourke with George Hook on The Late Late Show

After the initial shock in the audience, he delivered some sage advice on the importance of brain exercises whether it's crossword puzzles or memory tests of athletics stats and telephone numbers.

"But the only thing you have to worry about is your mind because I can cope with being a wheelchair, but what I can't cope with is not remembering my name. That's why every single day, I practice," he explained.

Watch the clip below:

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