Joe Wicks has revealed that his online PE classes have raised an incredible $100,000 (£80,888) for the NHS staff on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last week, the popular fitness instructor’s YouTube series peaked with nearly 1million people tuning in live to workout together around the world – and it looks like the initiative is not just having positives on our health and wellbeing.
Joining Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid live on Good Morning Britain from his home in Richmond, where he is self-isolating, Joe said: ‘In the past week alone on the past seven videos, the AdSense is at $100,000.
‘Every penny from the workout that we do from this school stuff for now until forever… all of that money is going to the NHS. We are raising money through these workouts.’
He added: ‘The more we do it the more we raise. It’s amazing, I’m so proud of that.’
Joe has been sharing daily exercise videos despite fracturing his hand after falling off his bike.
The fitness expert opened up about his injury during an appearance on the Andrew Marr show last week, explaining that it hasn’t slowed him down.
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Lifting the lid on what happened, he told the host: ‘For those thinking ,“What’s he done to his arm?” – it wasn’t during a workout.
‘I fell off my bike last week and fractured a little bone in my hand.’ ‘It hasn’t stopped me,’ he insisted. ‘I’ve been doing one-armed burpees, I’ve been doing squats, lunges, all sorts.’
On Tuesday, Joe was spotted heading into hospital for surgery.
He gave a glimpse at his black cast – different to the white bandage he sported during that morning’s PE With Joe lesson – finishing things off with sandals and a surgical mask.
A whole host of celebrities have been getting involved with Joe’s workouts while they quarantine at home, including the likes of Louis Theroux and Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon.
On Tuesday, it was reported the number of people hospitalised in the UK with coronavirus has passed 10,000.
Giving details at a press conference last night, Michael Gove said that 10,767 people had been admitted to hospital overall.
In London, he said there were 3,915 people needing hospital care while in the Midlands there were 1,918.
The Department Of Health also confirmed the number of people who have died after contracting coronavirus in the UK has reached 1,789.
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