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Dick Van Dyke, 95, Shows Off Backyard Workout As He 'Looks Forward To 100'

Rebecca Shepherd

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Dick Van Dyke, 95, Shows Off Backyard Workout As He 'Looks Forward To 100'

While my 83-year-old grandma struggles to get off her living room chair, Dick Van Dyke is putting everyone to shame with his impressive workout skills.

The 95-year-old was seen on CBS This Morning doing sit ups in his garden and talking about his next milestone - the big 100.

Showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, Van Dyke - who played chimney sweep Bert in Mary Poppins and also starred in sequel Mary Poppins Returns released in 2018 - was doing speedy sit ups and having a conversation, which is impressive in itself.

On the ground and working his abs, the star said: "I'm 95 and a lot of my friends won't do these," before going on to point out: "The stomach is the core of your whole body. If your stomach's strong, you're in good shape." We'll take your word for it, Dick.

Not stopping there, he added: "So all you old guys out there, listen to me. I'm telling you, you can keep going. I'm still dancing and singing."

While many people his age give in to getting old, it seems he's refusing at all costs. He went on to say that when he made a cameo appearance in Mary Poppins Returns, he chose the hardest dance after being offered a choice of three.

He explained: "[They] gave me three versions, and I took the hardest one. I said, 'I want that one'. I had to prove I can do it. I was 91, I think."

Dick Van Dyke and his wife, Arlene Silver. Credit: PA
Dick Van Dyke and his wife, Arlene Silver. Credit: PA

Despite being the vision of health now, it's not always been the case for Van Dyke as he revealed in the 1970s he was a recovering alcoholic.

Talking about that time in his life, he revealed: "I had friends who said, 'You're crazy'. But it seemed to help a lot of people. I got a lot of mail from people who have said, 'If you can do it, I can do it.'"

What a LAD.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

Rebecca Shepherd
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