Joe Wicks tells how his MBE is the ‘icing on the cake’ following the success of his PE lessons

‘This is my proudest achievement’: Joe Wicks delightedly celebrates news of his MBE… after raising £580k for the NHS with his lockdown PE Lessons

  • The star, 34, known as The Body Coach, revealed how he was overwhelmed with the honour and said it was ‘such a special moment’ on Saturday 
  • Father-of-two Joe also revealed on Instagram how the MBE was the ‘icing on the cake’ and added: ‘If we ever go into another lockdown I promise I will be back!’ 

Joe Wicks has expressed how his MBE is his ‘proudest achievement’ after the fitness coach helped children keep active with online PE lessons during lockdown. 

The YouTube sensation, 34, known as The Body Coach, revealed how he was overwhelmed with the honour and said it was ‘such a special moment’ on Saturday. 

Father-of-two Joe also revealed on Instagram how the MBE was the ‘icing on the cake’ and added: ‘If we ever go into another lockdown I promise I will be back!’  

Fun: Joe Wicks, 34, has expressed how his MBE is his ‘proudest achievement’ on Saturday after the fitness coach helped children keep active with online PE lessons during lockdown 

The Body Coach’s daily morning workouts proved a huge lockdown hit with one million people subscribing to his YouTube channel in the space of a week and raising £580,000 for the NHS. 

To celebrate the MBE Joe shared a collection of sweet snaps to his Instagram including his wife Rosie and daughter Indie, two, and ten-month-old son Marley.  

Joe, who has 2.56million YouTube subscribers, also shared snaps of himself dressed as a Fred from The Flintstones and a kangaroo from the fancy dress fitness sessions. 

Family: Joe shared a collection of sweet snaps to his Instagram including his wife Rosie and daughter Indie, two, and ten-month-old Marley

Family: Joe shared a collection of sweet snaps to his Instagram including his wife Rosie and daughter Indie, two, and ten-month-old Marley

Thankful: The Body Coach's daily morning workouts proved a huge lockdown hit with one million people subscribing to his YouTube channel

Thankful: The Body Coach’s daily morning workouts proved a huge lockdown hit with one million people subscribing to his YouTube channel

He penned: ‘You dress up like a plonker and bounce around your living room like a kangaroo and you’re given an MBE. 

‘Can’t quite believe it really. Thank you to everyone who took park in PE with Joe and made this such a special moment in my life. 

‘It’s my proudest achievement and I feel honoured to have been given an MBE. Thank you. 

Cute: Joe, who has 2.56million YouTube subscribers, also shared snaps of himself dressed as a Fred from The Flintstones and a kangaroo from the fancy dress fitness sessions

Cute: Joe, who has 2.56million YouTube subscribers, also shared snaps of himself dressed as a Fred from The Flintstones and a kangaroo from the fancy dress fitness sessions

He penned: 'You dress up like a plonker and bounce around your living room like a kangaroo and you're given an MBE'

He penned: ‘You dress up like a plonker and bounce around your living room like a kangaroo and you’re given an MBE’

‘Also big shout out to my brother Nikki Wicks & wonderful wife Rosie for being there with me everyday through the lockdown workouts. Couldn’t have done it without your support.’ 

On his Instagram Story Joe thanked his 3.8million followers for their support and said he ‘never imagined’ he would receive an MBE.   

He said: ‘The news is out and its been announced I can’t believe I am saying this but I’m actually an MBE. 

Honoured: Joe revealed how he was overwhelmed withe MBE

Support: The Body Coach said he would return for the PE classes if there was another lockdown

Honoured: Joe revealed how he was overwhelmed withe MBE and said he would return for the PE classes if there was another lockdown

‘Joe Wicks MBE which is mad and I never imagined that – never expected it but what an honour. 

He continued: ‘I wanted to say thank you to everybody that took part in any of my PE with Joe workouts who have helped me spread it, share it, talk about it because it made it such a huge moment in time.

‘And everyone that took part really benefitted from it and that was what it was all about – moving, lifting people’s energy and mood and changing their mental health.

Sweet: The fitness sensation celebrated his MBE with a lavish dinner at Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsey and shared a sweet picture with his mum Raquela Mosquera

Sweet: The fitness sensation celebrated his MBE with a lavish dinner at Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsey and shared a sweet picture with his mum Raquela Mosquera

Yum: Joe said the chocolate fondant with smoked coconut ice cream was 'out of this world'

Wow: He  described how the food was 'unbelievable'

Yum: Joe said the chocolate fondant with smoked coconut ice cream was ‘out of this world’

‘I was so proud that I was there all through lockdown doing those workouts even with a broken hand so the MBE is just a lovely icing on the cake if you like but thanks for all your comments, all your DMs. 

He ended: ‘Thank you for your support and if we ever go into another lockdown I promise I will be back.’   

The fitness sensation celebrated his MBE with a lavish dinner at Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsey and shared a sweet picture with his mum Raquela Mosquera. 

He also described how the food was ‘unbelievable’ and said the chocolate fondant with smoked coconut ice cream was ‘out of this world’. 

Joe also claimed a Guinness World Record for live streaming after one of his online classes attracted almost a million viewers. 

Healthy: Joe also claimed a Guinness World Record for live streaming after one of his online classes attracted almost a million viewers (pictured in March)

Healthy: Joe also claimed a Guinness World Record for live streaming after one of his online classes attracted almost a million viewers (pictured in March) 

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