Joe Wicks signs lucrative deal to pen books for children

Julia Hunt
Joe Wicks takes part in the BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief 'Big Night In in London in April 2020 (Comic Relief/BBC Children in Need/Comic Relief via Getty Images)

Joe Wicks has apparently signed a deal worth a whopping £1 million to pen some books for children.

The fitness guru’s star has continued to rise since he became “the nation’s PE teacher” amid the coronavirus lockdown.

And now it looks like the father-of-two is adding children’s author to his CV.

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According to The Sun, Wicks has inked a lucrative seven-figure deal with HarperCollins to write health books for adults and kids.

The 33-year-old – who already has a line of cookbooks books to his name - said: “I can’t wait to start developing new adult books with HarperCollins and to create children’s books for the first time.

“I’m on a mission to get the world fitter, stronger, healthier and happier.

“Books play a crucial part in that."

Wicks has become a hot property since starting his online 30-minute workout classes, which children and adults from across the country and even abroad have been joining in with since March, when schools closed.

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But one place we are unlikely to see him strutting his stuff is on the Strictly dancefloor.

The star – aptly nicknamed The Body Coach – recently ruled out a stint on the BBC show, saying he preferred to be at home with his family.

“Strictly have always been asking me but I am 100 per cent not doing Strictly or celebrity whatever it may be,” The Sun quoted him as saying.

“I am happy being at home with Rosie, Indie and Marley and that is it.”