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The Body Coach star Joe Wicks is joined by a host of celebs as he kicks off 24 hour PE challenge

He won the nation over with his popular daily fitness sessions during the first national lockdown in March. 

And, The Body Coach star Joe Wicks, 35, was joined by a host of celebrities including Sam Smith, Frankie and Wayne Bridge, Marvin Humes and Kimberly Wyatt as he kicked off his 24 hour PE challenge for BBC Children In Need, on Thursday.

Keeping fans updated on his progress as he continued exercising on a treadmill and static bike in between live-streamed classes, the fitness instructor thanked his fellow celebs for their support, and updated fans on his fundraising efforts.

24 hour challenge! The Body Coach star Joe Wicks, 35, was joined by a host of celebrities as he kicked off his 24 hour PE challenge for BBC Children In Need, on Thursday

Sam Smith took to Instagram where they shared a photograph of themself taking part in one of the live-streamed workouts.

Alongside the singer wrote: ‘That was fun, thank you to the hero that is @thebodycoach for my morning workout.

‘Good luck with the next 23 hours my babe!! Please swipe up on my stories to donate what you can to @bbccin and support Joe’s amazing challenge xx.’

Frankie Bridge took to her Instagram Story where she shared a snap of herself and husband Wayne ahead of Joe’s morning live-stream workout.

Thumbs up! Sam Smith took to Instagram where they shared a photograph of themself taking part in one of the live-streamed workouts

Thumbs up! Sam Smith took to Instagram where they shared a photograph of themself taking part in one of the live-streamed workouts

Getting involved: Frankie Bridge took to her Instagram Story where she shared a snap of herself and husband Wayne ahead of Joe's morning live-stream workout

Loving it: Following the session, the duo uploaded a video of themselves sweating after having their heart-rates up for 20 minutes, and wished Joe good luck for the rest of his challenge

Getting involved: Frankie Bridge took to her Instagram Story where she shared a snap of herself and husband Wayne ahead of Joe’s morning live-stream workout

Following the session, the duo uploaded a video of themselves sweating after having their heart-rates up for 20 minutes, and wished Joe good luck for the rest of his challenge. 

Marvin Humes appeared on-screen during the morning live-steam workout, and took to Instagram afterwards to praise Joe for his efforts.

He wrote: ‘What an absolute legend this man is @thebodycoach as if he hasn’t given enough of his time these past few months today he is doing a 24 hour workout all in aid of @bbccin. 

‘we can’t underestimate how physically and mentally tough this is gonna be for him. I joined him this morning for just 15 minutes and already started feeling the burn.

Please if you can donate to Children In Need and support Joe for what is going to be an amazing achievement (link in bio).’  

Here he is! Marvin Humes appeared on-screen during the morning live-steam workout

Here he is! Marvin Humes appeared on-screen during the morning live-steam workout

High praise: The father-of-three took to Instagram afterwards to praise Joe for his efforts

High praise: The father-of-three took to Instagram afterwards to praise Joe for his efforts

A doll doing her bit: Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt helped Joe to stay safe during his challenge, joining him to ensure he was fully stretched

A doll doing her bit: Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt helped Joe to stay safe during his challenge, joining him to ensure he was fully stretched

Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt helped Joe to stay safe during his challenge, joining him to ensure he was fully stretched.

By 3pm, Joe had raised over £133,000 for Children In Need through donations from fans, taking to his Instagram stories to share the news. 

Ahead of his challenge kicking off at 9.25am, Joe gave his Instagram followers an insight into the set-up at BBC Studios in London. 

Amazing! By 3pm, Joe had raised over £133,000 for Children In Need through donations from fans, taking to his Instagram stories to share the news

Amazing! By 3pm, Joe had raised over £133,000 for Children In Need through donations from fans, taking to his Instagram stories to share the news

His Green Room was packed with snacks, and he had multiple pairs of trainers and fresh gym gear laid out to assist with quick changes.

Joe explained that he’d have 5 minutes per hour to use the toilet, get changed and have a snack. 

But, during his time on a static bike, the fitness fanatic munched on toast to help keep his energy levels up. 

Joe has been doing HIIT work outs, rowing machine, treadmill, boxing, cycling, cross-trainer, dancing, and stretching, while chatting regularly to BBC Radio 2’s presenters on air.

Gearing up: Ahead of his challenge kicking off at 9.25am, Joe gave his Instagram followers an insight into the set-up at BBC Studios in London

Gearing up: Ahead of his challenge kicking off at 9.25am, Joe gave his Instagram followers an insight into the set-up at BBC Studios in London

Quick changes: He had multiple pairs of trainers and fresh gym gear laid out to assist with quick changes

Backstage set-up: His Green Room was packed with snacks

Backstage set-up: His Green Room was packed with snacks, and he had multiple pairs of trainers and fresh gym gear laid out to assist with quick changes

Last week, Joe confirmed he was bringing back his intense exercise classes during November’s four-week national lockdown. 

Announcing the news, he penned: ‘Guess who’s back with ‘Wake Up With Joe’. I promised if we went back into a lockdown I would be here to help you get through it and I’m now committing to filming and sharing three new workouts a week until lockdown is over how ever long that takes.’ 

The pre-recorded ‘energy and mood boosting’ sessions will allow his dedicated fans ‘to do the workouts at a time which suits’ them during the nation’s second lockdown. 

He continued: ‘I need this just as much as you. Our mental health is suffering but we can get through this lockdown together and come out stronger both physically and mentally.’ 

Multitasking: But, during his time on a static bike, the fitness fanatic munched on toast to help keep his energy levels up

Multitasking: But, during his time on a static bike, the fitness fanatic munched on toast to help keep his energy levels up

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