Joe Wicks ‘set to land £1million children’s book deal’ following the success of his PE classes during the global coronavirus crisis
He has been keeping the nation (and world) fit during the COVID-19 crisis.
And now Joe Wicks is reportedly set to land a £1million book deal after the success of his YouTube PE classes.
The new venture is said to be ‘gold’ to publishers who are desperate to cash in on the Body Coach star’s, 33, following.
Legend: Joe Wicks is reportedly set to land a £1million book deal after the success of his YouTube PE classes
A source told the Mirror: ‘Publishers know, with the huge success of being the nation’s PE teacher, he’s now a household name and they are desperate to tap him up to release his own range of children’s books in time for Christmas this year.
‘He has become a very familiar face with thousands of kids and is to PE what Jamie Oliver was to school dinners. It’s gold to publishers and offers are already at £1million.’
MailOnline has contacted Joe’s representative for comment.
Success: The new venture is said to be ‘gold’ to publishers who are desperate to cash in on the Body Coach star’s, 33, following
Just days ago, Joe revealed that he has earned more than £80k in revenue from his videos in the last week alone and he’ll be donating it all to the NHS.
He told Good Morning Britain on Wednesday: ‘I’ve done UK tours, schools. I’ve done YouTube live workouts, I thought why not do it again? I was supposed to be on another tour.
‘We’ve had 22 million views, it’s been unbelievable. I’ve reached millions of families and kids.’
So kind: Just days ago, Joe revealed that he has earned more than £80k in revenue from his videos in the last week alone and he’ll be donating it all to the NHS
Talking about donating the money from ad revenue to the NHS, he said: ‘I saw the views and its unprecedented. YouTube is a massive part of my business, I saw the numbers [ad revenue] and was blown away. That is going to the NHS.
‘In the past week alone, the ad is almost at £80k ($100,000 US dollars). Every penny, all of that money is going to the NHS. The more we do it, the more we raise, I’m so proud of that.’
Despite this, the star faced criticism on the latest episode of Gogglebox when brother and sister Pete and Sophie Sandiford mocked the fitness enthusiast.
Backlash: Gogglebox stars Pete and Sophie Sandiford have been slammed by viewers for mocking The Body Coach star Joe Wicks
The duo accused him of ‘cashing in big time’ on the coronavirus pandemic amid his hugely popular work out routines.
But while the Sophie and Pete’s sarcastic digs usually go down well with fans, this time they faced backlash due to the fact that Joe plans to donate the cash he’s made from his videos.
Taking to Twitter, viewers made their feelings clear, with one writing: ‘#Gogglebox s******g Joe wicks off. Shame on you. What have you coach potatos done recently?’
Remarks: Fans didn’t take too kindly to the pair’s and their fellow Gogglebox stars’ comments, with many saying they should be ashamed of their comments – especially as Joe revealed plans to donate £80k of his profits to the NHS
While another remarked: ‘Regardless of what you think of Joe Wicks, he’s donating 100% of his profits from from his YouTube PE project to the NHS. Not just sitting on a sofa moaning.’
‘Nah I’m not cool with peeps making fun of Joe Wicks. He’s a lovely bloke doing something great for the kids, so let’s drop the put downs’ ranted a third.
‘Makers of #Gogglebox need to have a word with the brother/Sister how disrespectful were they about @JoeWicks,The guy has shown nothing but kindness thru this difficult time an their sitting there insulting him #disrespectful’ fumed a fourth.
Not impressed: But while the Sophie and Pete’s sarcastic digs usually go down well with fans, this time they faced backlash due to the fact that Joe plans to donate the cash he’s made from his videos
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