Joe Wicks has been tipped for Sports Personality of the Year 2020 after the roaring success of his online PE classes. The 33-year-old television personality, aka The Body Coach, has been keeping the globe fit and healthy with his YouTube workouts with just under 1million people tuning into his first session last month.
It’s no surprise then, that Coral is tipping him 8-1 to take home the coveted sports award, which was last year won by cricketer Ben Stokes.
Joe is also lined up 2-1 to be on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2021 and 5-1 to be a contestant on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! this year.
‘Joe Wicks has inspired the nation over the last few weeks to exercise in their own living room and we think he is in with a great chance of being named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2020,’ said Coral’s John Hill.
‘Wicks is second best in our betting behind the world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury who is the odds-on favourite at this early stage of the year,’ added Hill.
Joe’s neck-a-neck with Tyson Fury and Jordan Henderson for the Sports Personality of the Year award, with the bookies also tipping Lewis Hamilton at 10-1, Anthony Joshua at 16-1 and Ronnie O’Sullivan at 33-1.
Will the Body Coach be able to take the accolade home?
On Tuesday night, Joe shared the news that he’d bagged a Guinness World Record for most viewers for a workout live stream on YouTube.
‘I had no idea that when I went live on my YouTube workout on March 24, that we were actually setting a world record,’ Joe admitted.
‘So thank you to everyone that tuned in – I’m so proud that this is our record, and we can remember that day as the moment we got the most viewers for a live work out.’
News sourced from: The Metro