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Joe Wicks' daughter gatecrashes his daily YouTube workout

Julia Hunt
Contributor

Body Coach Joe Wicks’ followers were amused as his two-year-old daughter crashed his daily PE workout.

The fitness guru has been holding weekday fitness sessions for children who are off school as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

During Thursday’s session, the star was interrupted by his two-year-old daughter Indie toddling in.

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Wicks joined her in the session, asking: “Shall we show everyone how to do a squat quickly?”

Joe Wicks during a press day (Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment)

“Hold my hands,” he said, as Indie demonstrated the move.

Fans said their hearts were melting as Indie joined in.

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One person said on Twitter that it was “one of the cutest things I have seen all week”, while another said the whole thing provided “much needed endorphins from the exercise and cuteness”.

“As Joe Wicks’ baby daughter steps on from stage left, the nation’s hearts collectively melt,” said another.

The star started the 30-minute sessions on his YouTube channel this week after declaring that he wanted to be “the nation’s PE teacher”, and kids and adults across the country have been joining in.

Some fans from abroad have even been tuning in for the workouts.

Wicks told The Guardian he was “over the moon” about how the sessions have taken off.

“I feel quite overwhelmed by it,” he said.

The star also opened up about his childhood and career in the interview.

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Wicks became known for his looks as he rose to fame as the Body Coach but he insisted that the “heartthrob” label is behind him.

“I am a dad and I am married and I’m very public about my love for my wife,” he said. “So the attention has shifted, it’s less, ‘We love him because he’s got abs’, the heartthrob days are over.”

“I’m 34 now, receding hairline, I’m not as lean as I was,” he added.

Wicks has two children with his wife Rosie – daughter Indie and son Marley.