The Green Goddess is back! BBC brings back leotard-loving fitness guru Diana Moran at the age of 80 to help over-70s keep active while they are stuck inside during coronavirus crisis
The Green Goddess has been drafted to help Britain’s coronavirus efforts at the age of 80.
Fitness guru Diana Moran is returning to the small screen to help people, especially the over-70s, keep active while staying at home.
Moran became a household name when she donned a green leotard and told millions of BBC Breakfast TV viewers in the 1980s to ‘wake up and shape up’.
Diana Moran, pictured just before her 80th birthday, was once dubbed Britain’s answer to Jane Fonda and attributes her youthful appearance to her healthy, active lifestyle
Iconic: Diana found her fame in the 1980s, when she instructed the women and men of Britain to ‘wake up and shape up’ in her regular televised workout slots on BBC1’s Breakfast Time
The pensioner, who is following Government advice and staying at home, will now provide regular exercise videos on BBC Breakfast to ‘help keep the nation healthy’.
BBC Breakfast editor Richard Frediani said: ‘The Green Goddess was the original keep-fit Queen of Breakfast TV.
‘The return of Diana Moran to the UK’s most-watched morning show is just one way of helping the nation stay healthy.’
The BBC previously unveiled plans for exercise routines for older people as part of a raft of new programming.
Picture of health: Diana showed off her impressively toned figure in a modern revamp of her classic emerald ensemble – involving a T-shirt and cropped leggings (pictured in 2017)
‘Green Goddess’ Diana Moran, pictured here in her 80s heyday, will be returning to our screens
The Green Goddess’s exercise segments will feature on BBC Breakfast at around 6.55am and 8.55am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They will be streamed, either live or pre-recorded, from her home.