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Calls For Joe Wicks To Get A Knighthood As PE Lessons Come To An End

Calls For Joe Wicks To Get A Knighthood As PE Lessons Come To An End

Today marks the very last PE lesson from Joe Wicks, after 18 weeks of virtual fitness classes streamed from his living room.

And as fans joined The Body Coach for one last workout, they took to social media to urge The Queen to give him a knighthood for the services he provided throughout lockdown.


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Joe originally intended his classes to be for kids who were missing out on school as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

But they've been enjoyed by people of all ages day-in-day-out, and have formed an integral part of people's routines during the last strange few months, when structure and keeping active has never been more important.

The Lean In 15 star has kept his workouts varied and entertaining as the weeks have gone on, and throughout the last five months we've seen him dressing as Spiderman, teaching his daughter, Indie, to squat and even roping in his wife, Rosie when he broke a bone in his hand.

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The best thing is he's been raising money for NHS Charities Together the whole time (he'd racked up over £500,000 by June, and the number keeps growing).

Taking to Twitter as they looked back on their daily workouts, one of his supporters wrote: "If Joe Wicks doesn't get a knighthood (no less) out the other side of this then something will have gone very wrong.

"Each workout is getting over 100k live views a day (+ droves after work) 13 weeks in, after he stepped up unasked on day 1 of lockdown to help keep us fit & sane.".

Joe has been raising money for NHS Charities Together (Credit: Instagram/ Joe Wicks)
Joe has been raising money for NHS Charities Together (Credit: Instagram/ Joe Wicks)
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While, ahead of their final class, another Joe fan wrote: "Just about to start our last #PEWithJoe Joe Wicks, his team and family have all been amazing during lockdown. You deserve a knighthood #JoeWickOBE. We will miss you @thebodycoach".

A third penned: "Joe Wicks @thebodycoach really does deserve a knighthood for keeping the nation healthy during lockdown #sirjoe".

Referencing the recent knighthood given to Captain Tom Moore - who completed 100 lengths of his garden in the run up to his 100th birthday, for NHS Charities Together - another Twitter user wrote: "Not to take away from what captain Tom did, but it was a one off gesture.

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Joe has been keeping us entertained from his family home (Credit: Instagram/ Joe Wicks)
Joe has been keeping us entertained from his family home (Credit: Instagram/ Joe Wicks)

"Joe Wicks has worked throughout the pandemic to help keep children and the nation active whilst forgoing revenue for good causes. Staggering he hasn't had the same recognition, I hope in time he does."

The fresh calls for Joe to get a knighthood come after a Change.org petition demanding the same was recently rejected.

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The government explained that the petition couldn't be accepted because it was asking for Joe to be nominated for the honour, when the public already had the power to nominate him directly. Click here for more details on how to nominate someone.

Knighthood or not, Joe Wicks has undoubtedly been a true hero of lockdown.

Featured Image Credit: Youtube/ Joe Wicks

Topics: lockdown, Celebrity News, Coronavirus

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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