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13/11/2020 12:08 GMT

Joe Wicks Celebrates Ending Mammoth 24-Hour Workout By Taking Himself Off To Bed

The Body Coach helped raise more than £1.5 million for Children In Need with his grueling challenge.

Joe Wicks has celebrated ending his mammoth 24-hour workout for Children In Need by taking himself off to bed.

On Thursday morning, The Body Coach kicked off a full day of live exercise to help raise money for the charity, which included rowing, cycling, running, boxing and leading several HIIT classes.

After a full 24 hours, Joe wrapped things up on Friday with another gym class, which was joined by school children around the UK.

At the end of the grueling challenge, it was revealed that the fitness expert had raised more than £1.5 million for Children In Need. 

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Joe Wicks speaking to Greg James and Jimmy Anderson (via video-link)

Speaking to Zoe Ball on Radio 2, he said: “I feel so buzzed, full of adrenaline. Captain serotonin as I say, I’ve got all that serotonin through me.

“I’m going to bounce all over the room and probably faint and then get to my hotel bedroom and sleep as much as I can.” 

He echoed these sentiments in an Instagram post, writing: “OMG we did it What an incredible 24 hours.

“I’m absolutely broken but we raised an unbelievable amount of money for Children In Need and we’re going to help so many children and families. THANK YOU to everyone that donated or sent me a message of support. I honestly could not have done this without you. I’m off to bed now.”

It was recently announced that Joe was being awarded an MBE for his efforts in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, leading children around the UK in a daily YouTube “PE lesson”.

These classes raised thousands in ad revenue, which he donated to NHS charities.