Joe Wicks lands Guinness World Record with workout live stream

Amy Johnson
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Joe Wicks  attends the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Joe Wicks attends the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

One of Joe Wicks’ daily live-streamed workouts that he began in response to the coronavirus pandemic has earned him a Guinness World Record.

The second of his lockdown PE lessons which took place on Tuesday 24 March saw almost one million people tune in, meaning he's landed a record for 'most viewers for a fitness workout live stream on Youtube'.

The authority announced Wicks' achievement on Twitter where they virtually presented his accolade via a video.

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They wrote: "Congratulations to @thebodycoach! 955,185 viewers tuned in to watch #PEwithJoe on 24th March, setting a new record for 'Most viewers for a fitness workout live stream on YouTube'!

"Here's @craigglenday presenting Joe with his second Guinness World Records certificate!"

On Wednesday morning, the father-of-two thanked his fans and said the award belonged to his followers too.

"New @GWR. Thanks to everyone tuning in each day. This is OUR world record," he shared.

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It's not the first time Wicks has broken a record either as back in 2017, he achieved the award for the largest high-intensity training class as he was joined by 3,804 people for a workout at British Summer Time festival.

Ben and Isaac Rickett follow P.E with Joe, a fitness workout by fitness coach Joe Wicks, aimed at children that are being home schooled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, in Cheshire, England, Monday March 23, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
Ben and Isaac Rickett follow P.E with Joe, a fitness workout by fitness coach Joe Wicks, aimed at children that are being home schooled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, in Cheshire, England, Monday March 23, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

Wicks, aka the Body Coach, has acted as the 'nation's PE teacher' every weekday since lockdown in the UK began.

Earlier in the month, he stated he would be donating all advertising revenue made from the videos to the NHS.