Joe Wicks Has Raised Over £1 Million For Children In Need With 24 Hour PE Challenge
BBC Radio 2 host Zoe Ball announced that Joe helped to raise more than £1,520,020 this morning at the end of the gruelling challenge.
For the challenge, Joe aka The Body Coach, worked out all day and all night between 9.25am on Thursday 12 November and finished at 9.25am on Friday 13 November.
He did a range of activities from cycling, to yoga, boxing, rowing and his signature high intensity (HIIT) workouts.
Joe was joined virtually by a host of celebrity guests including BBC Radio 2 hosts, Sam Smith, Louis Theroux and Mel C.
That was fun, thank you @thebodycoach for my morning workout :heart: Good luck with the next 23 hours!! Please donate what you can to @BBCCiN and support Joe's amazing challenge xxhttps://t.co/TmVTLkSPqf pic.twitter.com/ANSpROEeYg
- samsmith (@samsmith) November 12, 2020
Towards the end of the challenge Joe was joined by his wife Rosie to help him get through the final hour. Things got especially emotional when all the family, including Joe and Rosie's two children Indie and Marley joined in via a video call.
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Joe's mum also had some kind and supportive words for her son. "You've always been that child, you've always found that extra bit of energy to go a bit further," she said. Aww.
During lockdown earlier this year, Joe Wicks hosted 18 weeks of virtual fitness classes which were live streamed from his living room. He originally intended for his classes to be for children who were missing out on PE lessons at schools when schools closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
But people of all ages tuned in and used his videos to help them keep fit as well as helping them to maintain a routine and structure.
Reach for the stars, you can get Theroux this @thebodycoach!
Thanks for the inspiration, @louistheroux :star2: pic.twitter.com/tQmuLR1QmB
- BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) November 12, 2020
Last year TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal took part in a 24 hours Great Ka-RY-oke challenge. Rylan revisited his X-Factor past by singing live karaoke on BBC Radio 2 for the same charity, with special guests including Craig David, Dermot O'Leary, Nicole Scherzinger and Michelle Visage.
Children In Need 2020 will air on 13 November from 7pm on BBC One
Featured Image Credit: BBC
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