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30th May 2019

WATCH: “I’ve waited 50 years for this one.” Hugh Jackman drinks Guinness for the first time on Irish soil

Conor Heneghan

Hugh Jackman

Regular Guinness drinkers will recognise the satisfied look on Jackman’s face afterwards.

As fans of the man himself and of The Greatest Showman won’t need reminding, Hugh Jackman is in Dublin this week for the latest stop on his world tour, titled The Man. The Music. The Show.

Probably one of the most popular people in showbiz as it is, it’s not as if Hugh needed to endear himself to his Irish fanbase any further, but he did just that on Wednesday night when sampling a pint of Guinness on Irish soil for the first time.

Hugh says he’s been a Guinness drinker for as long as he can remember, but as anyone who has tried the black stuff abroad will know, there’s no guarantee it will taste as nice as it does in Irish establishments, particularly those with a reputation for serving a good pint of the good stuff.

“My whole life, I’ve drunk Guinness, but they always say it’s different in Ireland,” said Hugh in a video posted on his Twitter account from an unidentified establishment in Dublin.

“I’ve waited 50 years for this one,” said an excited Hugh as he took a hearty sip of the pint in question, which aficionados might say could have done with an extra second or two to settle before it was ready to drink.

There didn’t seem to be any hint of acting in Jackman’s incredibly satisfied reaction to the pint afterwards and to be fair to him, he had earned it after hitting the gym in Dublin earlier in the day.

Jackman will be performing three shows in Dublin’s 3 Arena as part of the The Man. The Music. The Show. world tour on Thursday and Friday, with evening shows kicking off at 7.30pm on Thursday and Friday and a matinee show on Friday at 2.30pm.

Alas, tickets for all three performances are all sold out.

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