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YouTube star Joe Wicks 'in talks' with national channels

Joe Wicks, the personal trainer who has become a global star thanks to his daily exercise sessions for families, is understood to be in talks with at least two major UK TV channels.

Broadcasting 30-minute exercise sessions each morning through his BodyCoach TV YouTube channel, Wicks is getting families – stuck at home due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) lockdown – physically active in a fun and engaging way.

His "P.E with Joe" sessions have reached a worldwide audience – racking up 16.3 million views in the first week.

Wicks was already a popular fitness presence on social media prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, with around 840,000 YouTube subscribers at the end of February 2020.

Following his free, daily sessions, however, the number of followers on his channel has more than doubled to 1.8 million.

It is believed that as a result, both the BBC and Channel 4 have now contacted Wicks with the aim of utilising his popularity in their wellness programming – and possibly starring in a regular, stay-at-home fitness show.

"What a week it’s been and I've been blown away by the support," Wicks said in a post on Twitter.

"It’s been absolutely incredible. I’ve had so much fun and I couldn’t have had this impact without you."

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Joe Wicks, the personal trainer who has become a global star thanks to his daily exercise sessions for families, is understood to be in talks with at least two major UK TV channels.
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Joe Wicks, the personal trainer who has become a global star thanks to his daily exercise sessions for families, is understood to be in talks with at least two major UK TV channels.

Broadcasting 30-minute exercise sessions each morning through his BodyCoach TV YouTube channel, Wicks is getting families – stuck at home due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) lockdown – physically active in a fun and engaging way.

His "P.E with Joe" sessions have reached a worldwide audience – racking up 16.3 million views in the first week.

Wicks was already a popular fitness presence on social media prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, with around 840,000 YouTube subscribers at the end of February 2020.

Following his free, daily sessions, however, the number of followers on his channel has more than doubled to 1.8 million.

It is believed that as a result, both the BBC and Channel 4 have now contacted Wicks with the aim of utilising his popularity in their wellness programming – and possibly starring in a regular, stay-at-home fitness show.

"What a week it’s been and I've been blown away by the support," Wicks said in a post on Twitter.

"It’s been absolutely incredible. I’ve had so much fun and I couldn’t have had this impact without you."

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Joe Wicks, the personal trainer who has become a global star thanks to his daily exercise sessions for families, is understood to be in talks with at least two major UK TV channels.
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The activity industry finds itself in a position of considerable threat. Two-thirds of the world’s gyms are closed – that’s 230 million members unable to attend a fitness facility, according to data platform fitNdata.
Opinion: Ensuring members return after lockdown
Opinion
promotion
Elon Musk has plans to conquer Mars and these days the meat on your hamburger can be grown in a lab - so why are so many fitness businesses still using papers and pens to create workouts for their members?
Opinion: How the current pandemic may be helping the fitness industry to innovate
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What’s your Covid-19 exit strategy? How will you use this time to relaunch your business to thrive, not just survive
There is no escaping the fact that we are operating in extraordinary times. Our physical health clubs, gyms and studios are closed and we’re trying to keep our membership engaged, fit and healthy via online and digital training.
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Featured supplier: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
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