Celebrity online classes you can take during self-isolation

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There's a lot going on in the world right now, but for people in self-isolation, there might not be much going on at all. Thankfully, there's a whole world out there online which you can use to entertain and educate yourself in equal measure.

Once you're done binging all the films and TV you can, we recommend checking out some of the following celebrity online classes which can teach you how to cook, keep fit, and even learn the guitar.

9am - PE with Joe Wicks

Body Coach Joe Wicks has vowed to keep students fit while they're off school with a daily PE lesson which includes kid-friendly exercises that all the family can take part in.

10am - Maths with Carol Vorderman


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Carol Vorderman's online maths programme, The Maths Factor, is currently offering free subscriptions for children between the ages of 4 and 12 who are off school, helping parents educate their kids at home.

11am - English with David Walliams

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Comedian and author David Walliams is reading excerpts from his own children's books daily to recreate story time in people's homes. Find out more about his free 'Elevenses' audiobooks right here.

11.30am - Dance with Oti Mabuse

Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer star Oti and her husband Marius Iepure are putting on free daily dance classes each morning, with many aimed at kids. So far, they've shared routines inspired by Mary Poppins and Trolls, as well as beginner classes for salsa, jive and the paso doble.

12 midday - Cooking with Jamie Oliver


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Ever wanted to get your children involved in the cooking? Teach kids how to make their own fish fingers and more in this series of articles written by Jamie Oliver.

1.30pm - Keep moving with Darcey Bussell's dance school

Former Strictly Come Dancing star and Royal Ballet principal Dame Darcey Bussell is founder of DDMIX, and her team are livestreaming short routines for free each day at 1.30pm on Facebook Live.

Darcey also features in a seated routine which you can watch above, promising participants "all of the attributes of dance" including "memory expansion, the release of feel good endorphins [and] co ordination" while enjoying moving to music.

2pm - Music with Myleene Klass

From the comfort of her own kitchen, TV and radio star Myleene Klass is on hand to teach your kids music lessons, with help from her children. The regular schedule is Monday and Fridays at 10am and Wednesdays at 6.30pm, but you can go back and watch Myleene's Music Klass any time right here.

3pm Wildlife with Chris Packham

It's not easy to go outside right now and fully enjoy nature, but Chris Packham is helping by bringing wildlife into our homes daily through videos on his Youtube channel here.

4pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels


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Snack time! Join Theo Michaels on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4pm as he hosts a cook-along with the kids right here.

5pm - Fitness with Chris Hemsworth

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Thor star Chris Hemsworth has temporarily waived the subscription fee to his online health and fitness program Centr. You have until the 31st of March to sign up on his website, so get in there quick if you want to work on your Asgardian might.

7pm - Music with Laura Marling


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Singer-songwriter Laura Marling is providing free guitar tutorials on Instagram Live every Thursday and Sunday at 7pm UK time – with the ability to pause and play classes on IGTV after they've taken place. Maybe you too can win a Brit one day if you follow Laura's expert advice.

The information in this story is accurate as of the publication date. While we are attempting to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to develop rapidly, so it's possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since publishing.

For any concerns and latest advice, visit the World Health Organisation. If you're in the UK, the National Health Service can also provide useful information and support, while US users can contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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