A COUPLE was left horrified after finding the source of the horrible smell and mud that plagued their bathroom.
Julia Lang-Malone and her husband were mystified by the thick orange “dirt” that kept appearing in the corner of their shower.
Despite scrubbing the shower over and over again, the foul stench kept entering their nostrils – and upsetting them.
Julia noticed that no matter how much elbow grease she put in, the smell and dirt would come back when she flushed it with water.
“You can’t imagine the smell,” she told her 20,000+ TikTok followers.
“Where does it come from?! There it looks like large pieces of tobacco from cigarettes.”
The tenant continued to investigate the mysterious stench, unaware that she was about to discover the former tenant‘s dirty little secret.
Julia continued to douse the area with clean water, whipping up a bunch of brown particles around her plug hole.
Seconds later, she saw the stomach-churning source of the foul odor that had haunted them for months.
A number of cigarette butts began to slide out, confirming Julia’s suspicion that the previous tenants had showered smokers.
But in addition to puffing in the cubicle, they’d used it as their own personal ashtray, dumping hundreds of dimples into the cavernous shower frame.
Stunned Julia says, “This bastard dumped her cigarettes right here in this little square, so now we have an unlimited amount of cigarette butts in this thing right here.”
The disgusting video quickly went viral and has been viewed more than five million times. But some people suggested that the water could just be rusty.
The TikToker then shared a follow-up video to answer people’s questions and prove her theory correct.
She and her husband filmed the moment when they carefully pry open the shower frame to reveal a mound of damp cigarette butts.
In the clip, which has been viewed a whopping 36.6 million times, Julia says in awe, “oh my god,” while her partner adds, “Holy s**t!
“Okay, I did that [initially] think this was that fungus you guys were talking about when we looked at it last night,” she added.
“But if you look closer, it’s 1,000 percent cigarette butts.”
The couple explained that the smell had gotten “much worse” since they disturbed the secret contents of their shower.
Speak against Yahoo News AustraliaJulia said: “It’s really, really smelly.
“We basically wrecked the whole shower — which is a shame — to access the cigarettes, but we didn’t have much choice because it was so disgusting and we were desperate.”
Social media users were in disbelief at the incredible cigarette saga and flooded the comment section with their opinions.
One of them wrote, “I’m really in shock! I can’t imagine how bad the smell is. Who does this?! I’m so sorry you have to clean that.”
Another said, “Who the hell smoked in a bathroom? A teenager?”
A third added: “I knew what that was when I saw it.”
And a fourth agreed: “As a smoker, an ashtray left outside in the rain smells absolutely foul the next day.
“So I can’t even imagine how bad this is.”