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12 November 2020 14:52

Joe Wicks has kicked off a 24-hour live workout to raise money for Children In Need.

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Joe Wicks has kicked off a 24-hour live workout to raise money for Children In Need. The fitness coach will embark on the fundraising challenge inside the BBC's London headquarters and will combine a range of activities including HIIT (high intensity interval training), rowing, cycling, running, boxing and weights. He began the challenge, which is streaming on BBC iPlayer, with a live exercise class, dressed in a t-shirt with a picture of Pudsey the bear on the front. Before getting the challenge under way, he told BBC Breakfast: "What have I signed myself up for?! "It's going to be exhausting but I know with everybody's support I'll get through it." He added: "It's a mindset thing, I know it's going to be tough.

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"I also know I'm going to get through it. "I've got socks, five pairs of trainers, loads of food, junk food but also healthy food because the doctor says I'm going to burn between 800 and 1000 calories an hour. "I think it's going to be tough but I'm staying positive." Wicks has been sharing videos of his stash of snacks on his Instagram stories, showing off his supply of sweets, crisps, crumpets, sushi and fruit. Over the course of the challenge fans are encouraged to join him for five different HIIT workouts, finishing on Friday morning at the end of the challenge. Wicks has been an ambassador for at-home fitness over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, with his live PE With Joe classes on YouTube proving to be a lockdown hit.

JOE Wicks has become the figure head in 2020 for getting the nation fit in lockdown. The fitness guru is now undertaking his biggest challenge yet - a 24 hour workout. 3 Joe Wicks is taking on his biggest challenge yet Credit: BBC What is Joe Wicks' 24 hour PE Challenge? The challenge will see Joe Wicks attempt to work out all day and all of the night - in his efforts to fundraise for Children in Need. He'll be doing a range of activities, from cycling to yoga, boxing to rowing, and his signature HIIT (high-intensity) workouts. Throughout the course of the 24 hours, he'll be joined virtually by a host of celebrity guests. BBC Radio 2 presenters will also be monitoring his progress live on-air. 3 Joe will exercise for 24 hours for Children In Need Credit: The Body Coach/Instagram How can I watch Joe Wicks' 24 hour PE Challenge live? Joe started the challenge at 9.25am TODAY (November 12, 2020) and continues until the same time TOMORROW (November 13, 2020). You can follow the action right here. TV viewers will also be able to keep across Joe's efforts live on the Red Button and iPlayer. 3 Rylan Clark previously did a 24 hour karaoke challenge Credit: BBC What 24 hour challenges have been done in previous years? There have been numerous 24-hour challenges throughout the years. In 2018, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman famously completed a gruelling danceathon. The Strictly Come Dancing presenters raised more than £1M by dancing non-stop for 24 hours and five minutes. They ended their marathon challenge with a weary performance of Destiny's Child's Survivor, before collapsing to the floor. "I never want to dance again," said Claudia afterwards. "I don't like movement." Then in 2019 Rylan Clark completed The Great Ka-RY-oke Challenge saw him sing karaoke for 24 hours non-stop. He also raised over £1M for Children in Need. Rylan belted out 236 classic karaoke numbers over the course of the day. more on children in need CROSSOVER Danny Dyer to host special EastEnders edition of The Wall for Children in Need GREAT ADE Who is Ade Adepitan and what sport did the Paralympian play? CHARITY FUN Children In Need 2020 - date, hosts and how to raise money END OF AN ERA Tess Daly quits Children In Need after 11 years ahead of 40th anniversary EPIC FUNDRAISER The Big Night In appeal - how much did the BBC show raise? How can I donate to Children in Need? BBC's Children in Need 2020 will be broadcast on BBC One from 7pm TOMORROW (November 13, 2020). There are numerous ways to donate: Online Phone: 0345 7 33 22 33 Post: BBC Children in Need Appeal, PO Box 648, Salford M5 0LB

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