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Joe Wicks cancels PE livestream for the first time ever after WiFi outage

Leah Sinclair
·2-min read
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Joe Wicks was forced to cancel his online PE class for the first time today after his internet went down.

The fitness expert, 33, took to Twitter to reveal his faulty WiFi connection was stopping him from completing his PE With Joe Friday class.

"Morning everybody. I’ve got some bad news. I’m running around the streets trying to find the open reach broadband bods because the internet to the house is down so the live workout on the app today didn’t happen and I can’t do PE with Joe for the first time ever,” he said.

"1MB per second upload speed just ain’t going to cut it so I’m really sorry but I can’t do PE with Joe today. I can’t find the engineers but hopefully it’ll be back Monday with the internet up and running.

"So sorry everybody. If you’ve got kids or school teachers or anyone who’s about to do PE with Joe, it’s not going to happen today. I apologise".

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Families often dress up in costumes for the personal trainer’s Friday classes and many parents posted photos of their children in fancy dress, adding they were disappointed the class could not take place.

One person tweeted: "Thanks for letting us know - we spent quite a while thinking it was us! Indie and Willow say thank you and hello - they’re hoping your going to dress up on Monday instead! Have a great weekend!"

“One upset Captain America here this morning Joe,” another said.

Mr Wicks’ popularity soared after starting his PE With Joe classes last March in a bid to keep families active during lockdown.

The 30-minute sessions were an instant hit with more than 900,000 people around the world tuning in on the first day.

His online workouts attracted more than 70 million views and helped raise £580,000 for the NHS.

For the third national lockdown, Mr Wicks brought back the 20-minute sessions three times a week.

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