Joe Wicks pledges 24-hour workout for Radio 2’s Children in Need Challenge

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach was Zoe Ball’s guest this morning (22 October) on her BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, where he revealed what he’ll do for Radio 2’s BBC Children in Need Challenge 2020.

He told Zoe that he’ll try to work out for 24 hours in the Joe Wicks 24 Hour PE Challenge, starting at 9.25am on Thursday 12 November, and attempting to finish at 9.25am the following day.

Joe said that he doesn’t know who at Children in Need had the idea, but he remembers Rylan doing a 24 hour challenge last year and he thought it was a great idea.

The challenge will include cycling to yoga, boxing to rowing and his signature HIIT workouts. Celebrities and Radio 2 presenters will join him on Zoom during his challenge to give encouragement and help raise funds.

Joe will be working out live on Radio 2 from the BBC Studios in London and you’ll be able to watch him live on the Red Button and BBC iPlayer. The final part of Joe’s challenge will stream live on YouTube from 9.05am-9.25am on BBC Children in Need Appeal day, with schools up and down the country joining it to cheer him on.

Speaking about his challenge, Joe Wicks says: “2020 has been a challenging year for us all, so what better way to end it than by raising money for BBC Children in Need, a charity very close to my heart.

“Please show your support by donating whatever you can to this brilliant charity and get involved by tuning in to work out with me and post your pictures on social media.”

Joe will also take control of the airwaves on Radio 2 (Saturday 24 October) and BBC Sounds for the following 30 days in Joe Wicks’ BBC Children in Need Workout Playlist with an hour of tunes designed to get you moving!

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