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Louis Theroux Is Obsessed With Doing The Joe Wicks Workout Every Morning

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Louis Theroux Is Obsessed With Doing The Joe Wicks Workout Every Morning

Documentary maker Louis Theroux has admitted that he's getting through lockdown by tuning in to Joe Wicks' YouTube workouts every morning. Check out his incredible impression in this clip:

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Theroux told LADbible that Wicks' half hour online exercise classes - which have become a smash hit over the last few weeks - had become 'the main part' of his day as he adjusts to being stuck at home.

"There are very few things that are locked in to my day, and the main one is that at 9am every morning, I do Joe Wicks," he said.

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"In my normal daily life, outside of this, I cycle to and from work, and occasionally I might do some sit ups and press ups if I'm feeling ambitious. On a really special day, I might do some squats.

"At 49, I'm probably fitter now than I have been in the last two years. I couldn't do it this morning because of work, and I felt quite annoyed about it. I've been getting focussed on having to do Joe Wicks every day.

"I've become that guy where at 9am, everything else stops for me. Because Joe Wicks comes on. [Adopts incredibly camp Joe Wicks voice] 'Ooh, who's there you silly sausage? Who have we got streaming in? Silly sausage. Look at my barnet!'"

Joe Wicks Is Donating Everything Earned From His P.E. Videos To The NHS
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"Two weeks ago, to me, he was just the guy with the ridiculous hair on the cookery book that you never picked up. Now he is my safe space."

So if you're tuning in to Wicks' daily workout, feel safe in the knowledge that Louis is there doing bunny hops and shadow boxing with you.

Theroux has just launched his own podcast, Grounded, which sees him interview people including Boy George, Lenny Henry, Gail Porter and Jon Ronson, now that any other outside world projects are on hold.

He explained: "There's a little community of podcasters... a lot of them are stand-up comedians and stuff. A podcast village. And no disrespect to them, but I didn't want it to be that. It needs to be people who you're not likely to hear on other podcasts.

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Theroux, never one to shy away from controversy, says he's drawn to celebrities that have elements and light and shade to them. He interviews one of his heroes - former 80s pop icon Boy George, who was jailed for 15 months in 2009 for handcuffing a male escort to a wall and beating him with a metal chain.

Louis Theroux
Louis Theroux

"I approached that interview in a spirit of openness, and being a fan," said Theroux.

"When I was 13, he was 22 and on Top of the Pops. He was in his heyday.

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"He's always been free spoken. He'll call stuff out in public. He gets into Twitter spats. But my feeling [on his criminal conviction for chaining a boy to a radiator and holding him hostage in his apartment] is that you shouldn't be defined by the worst thing you've done.

"I still listen to R. Kelly. I used to listen to him back in the day. I like the music. Michael Jackson - I support his accusers, but I don't leave the restaurant when his music comes on."

You can listen to Grounded on BBC Sounds.

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Topics: Celebrity, louis theroux, UK Entertainment

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