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A brief history of well known people drinking (often shocking) pints of Guinness for Paddy's Day

The further you go, the worse it’s likely to get.

THIS WEEK HAS shone a harsh light on a previously untouched subject close to the people’s hearts.

The compulsory pint of Guinness on St Patrick’s Day – and how certain people in the public eye have been drinking slop.

It started with Paul Ryan in Washington toasting with this

shocking Source: Twitter

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Kate Middleton was sipping away on this yesterday

1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade Source: RICHARD POHLE

1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade Source: RICHARD POHLE

Have a look at that head

1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade Source: RICHARD POHLE

The art of pouring a good Guinness has been discussed and debated for years.

So let’s have a look at some famous people who look like they’ve been forced into it for the optics – like Guy Ritchie here

1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade Source: The Travelling Stout Twitter

Quentin Tarantino’s face says it all.

Hugh Grant at least got one with a good head on it

1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade Source: RollingNews.ie

It’s the kind of celebrity tradition that Paul Ryan has highlighted – and the further away from Ireland you get the worse the quality of the pour

As is always the case.

The Guinness photoshoot in March is a classic of the genre though

St Patricks Day Westlife Source: PA Archive/PA Images

One where you just grin and bear it if it’s not your thing

' .Wednesday 3rd April: Pictured here Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

“I am not doing this for the camera, I swear”

Royal visit to Mons Barracks - Hampshire Source: Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph

Jonathan Ross whipped this one out from under the table for Gwyneth Paltrow

1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade Source: BBC

Others go all in when in Dublin

Guinness tache and all.

In fairness to Becks, he’s a big fan of the black stuff all year round

1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick's Day Parade Source: Twitter Guinness

The face of Kate Garraway drinking a pint before 7am yesterday on Good Morning Britain probably sums the phenomenon up best

3E5C576A00000578-4323274-image-a-9_1489744031887 Source: ITV

Mmm… delicious breakfast pint.

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David Elkin

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