Joe Wicks is reportedly in talks with Channel 4 over a daily workout show
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The 33-year-old fitness guru – who is widely known as the Body Coach – launched a series of exercise classes this week for children to do from home to ensure they’re still getting exercise despite UK schools closing last week due to the coronavirus, and the broadcaster is keen to get on board.
A source told The Sun newspaper:
‘Channel 4 have worked with Joe previously and were straight onto him once they saw he was going to be hosting live workouts daily.
‘His YouTube streams have been watched in their droves, so they have offered him a deal to host a daily show for them which would be aired to the nation to get kids, and adults, moving every morning.
‘Nothing is signed yet but they are all hopeful something will work out’.
In 2018, the star hosted two series of Joe Wicks: The Body Coach, and the channel would love to him to be involved as they rework their schedule amid the ongoing pandemic.
A Channel 4 insider added:
‘Lots of conversations are happening with talent to help the nation get through this tough time – and no doubt Joe is doing a brilliant job’.
Over two million people tuned into his YouTube channel ‘The Body Coach TV’ for the first free 30-minute session on Monday (23.03.20), and Joe first thought of the idea last week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced schools would close on Friday (20.03.20) to help limit the spread of the respiratory illness.
The fitness guru was due to visit schools across the country to teach children about exercise, but it was cancelled after the announcement.
‘Late last week I was in bed thinking, “How can I reach all these kids? They’re going to need some help.” I felt quite emotional about it. Then I came up with the idea of PE with Joe’.