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Team Wicks

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  1. Here's how you can show your support for Joe

    We're all behind Joe Wicks in his mammoth PE challenge for Children in Need.

    If you want to support him with a text donation, you can do so - all the details are below and here.

    Donation info for Joe Wicks
  2. Tomorrow morning, we need YOU

    As Joe reaches the end of his challenge tomorrow and raises money for BBC Children in Need (Fri 13 Nov), schools across the UK will be joining in for every burpee, squat and lunge!

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    Joe needs your help if he's to reach the 24-hour milestone. So dust off your gym shoes, find a sweatband, and get ready to workout tomorrow morning.

    Although that's not to say you can't do a couple of star jumps now...

  3. It's a tricky balancing act

    Photo: Joe Wicks stretches with Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls
    Image caption: Joe Wicks stretches with Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls

    Joe needs to keep moving for a whole 24 hours, but he's also trying to conserve some of his energy – there's a long way to go!

    So far he's had a full 20-minute HIIT workout, he's had an abs class, a stretching session, and he's been bouncing like a pinball between bike machines, cross-trainers and punchbags.

    Photo: Joe Wicks

    It's knackering to watch, so we can't imagine how he's feeling!

  4. I haven’t stayed up for 24 hours since I was about 19...

    Joe Wicks

    I love my sleep. I’ve got two babies so I like going to sleep early. I think it’s going to be mentally challenging at about 3am.

    I kept waking up every hour last night, I had all this adrenaline in my body!

  5. We're with you every step of the way, Joe!

    Lots of famous faces will be joining Joe Wicks for workouts throughout the day. Sam Smith’s already been on for some squats, Pussycatt Doll Kimberly Wyatt joined Joe (virtually) for some wind-down stretches, and now Paralympian Stephanie Reid is leading an abs class.

    Watch on BBC iPlayer live here or by clicking play at the top of this page.

    Sam Smith and Kimberly Wyatt have already joined Joe Wicks for virtual workouts!
    Image caption: Sam Smith and Kimberly Wyatt have already joined Joe Wicks for virtual workouts!
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  6. 24,000 burned calories later, how is Joe going to feel when this challenge is over?

    Zoe Ball wonders...

    Zoe Ball

    Presenter, BBC Radio 2

    Maybe we’ll have to carry him home tomorrow. Or knowing Joe Wicks, maybe he’ll just run home tomorrow after the challenge!

  7. Get involved by working out, wherever you are!

    Joe Wicks says the biggest hurdle of the next 24 hours will be doing PE on his own, without anybody else in the BBC's Radio Theatre.

    So let's show him some support by joining in with our own bit of exercise.

    Schools across the UK are already getting involved. St Thomas More in Hull joined in with the first workout!

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    And these guys are joining in with the 24 Hour Challenge.

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  8. Joe has just finished his first HIIT workout

    He's already burned 250 calories

    He’s done star jumps, high knees, burpees, planks, boxing, squat-jumps. You name it – he’s done it. And it’s not even 10am. Just 23 and a half hours to go, Joe!

    If you missed this intense workout, the next one starts at 12.10pm.

    Joe Wicks
    Image caption: Joe Wicks starts his 24 Hour PE Challenge for Children in Need
  9. Here's how you can show your support for Joe

    We're all behind Joe Wicks in his mammoth PE challenge for Children in Need.

    If you want to support him with a text donation, you can do so - all the details are below and here.

    Donation info for Joe Wicks
  10. And we're live!

    You can watch every single second of Joe's 24 Hour PE Challenge via the live video player above (refresh this page if you can't see it), as he tries to raise as much money as possible for Children In Need.

    Get in touch on social (@BBCRadio2) to show your support!

    Joe Wicks
  11. Not long to go now...

    Joe's 24 Hour PE Challenge for BBC Children in Need will be starting in around ten minutes time.

    You can now refresh this page to see our video player so you don't miss any of the action!

  12. Rylan shows his support

    Rylan in 2019, taking part in the Great Ka-Ry-Oke Challenge for BBC Children in Need
    Image caption: Rylan in 2019, taking part in the Great Ka-Ry-Oke Challenge for BBC Children in Need

    Exactly a year ago Radio 2's very own Rylan was embarking on his Ka-Ry-Oke Challenge for Children in Need - he's shared some words of support for Joe.

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  13. “I’m gonna be burning between 800 and 1,000 calories per hour, for 24 hours.”

    Joe Wicks has been speaking to Zoe Ball on Radio 2 ahead of his challenge

    Joe Wicks

    I’ll be doing five 20-minute live HIIT workouts, but I’m running, moving, boxing. I’m gonna be moving every 24 hours.

    The only thing I can stop for is a five-minute break to maybe have a shower and some food!

  14. Discover more about Joe Wicks

    Joe, also known as The Body Coach, has been a regular visitor to Radio 2 over the years, sharing his tips for healthy living and exercise.

    Earlier this year, he made headlines as the nation's virtual PE teacher, leading home workouts that helped ensure kids (and parents) keep fit during lockdown - and keeping up the country's morale in the process.

    He was recently awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, and has interviewed a range of top names, including Louis Theroux, Robin Arzón, Tim Peake, and Radio 2's Sounds of the 90s host Fearne Cotton for The Joe Wicks Podcast, available now on BBC Sounds.

    You can also hear more from Joe in this episode of Desert Island Discs.

    Joe Wicks
  15. "2020 has been a challenging year for us all" says Joe

    "So what better way to end it than by raising money for BBC Children in Need, a charity very close to my heart," he adds.

    "Please show your support by donating whatever you can to this brilliant charity, and get involved by tuning in to work out with me and post your pictures on social media.”

    Money raised will go towards supporting children and young people across the UK facing a range of disadvantages.

    We'll be providing information on how to donate throughout the challenge, and you can find a 'Donate Online' link on this page.

    Joe Wicks
  16. Good luck Joe!

    Today's the big day when Joe Wicks starts his 24 hour PE Challenge for Children in Need and you'll be able to follow all the action here on this page!

    As well as keeping you updated with how Joe's doing, we'll share photos, videos and let you know how much money has been raised for Children in Need.

    You can listen along to all the build-up with Zoe Ball by clicking play above. And you'll be able watch along from just before half 9 when Joe's challenge is due to begin...

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  17. 24 hours to go!

    Can you sense the excitement? It's not long now until Joe Wicks kicks off his incredible PE challenge for Children in Need.

    If you're not up to speed, here's a little recap:

    • The nation’s favourite virtual PE teacher, Joe Wicks will be attempting to work out for an incredible 24 hours for Radio 2’s BBC Children in Need Challenge 2020.
    • Joe will start his PE challenge at 9.25am on Thursday 12 November, aiming to finish a day later at 9.25am on Friday 13 November.
    • He'll be doing a range of activities from cycling to yoga, boxing to rowing... and of course his signature HIIT workouts.
    • He’ll also be joined virtually by a host of celebrity guests - including Radio 2 presenters - throughout the 24 hours to give him loads of encouragement in his challenge to help raise funds for BBC Children in Need.

    To get in the spirit of things, why not have a listen to Joe Wicks' PE Playlist on BBC Sounds?