Joe Wicks has become a national hero over the past several of the weeks,, and, as a result, ‘The Body Coach’ is odds-on to receive an honour from the Queen in the 2021 New Year Honours List. But could he become Sir Joe?
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The 33-year-old personal trainer shot to stardom after he first began posting content on social media back in 2014, offering viewers workout and nutrition advice, and his popularity has grown rapidly over the past six years.
Across all forms of online media he has attracted around five million followers, with his YouTube channel alone approaching 100 million views, and Wicks’ popularity has only been fuelled further by his appearances on some of the UK’s most beloved daytime shows.
That popularity has now sky-rocketed globally thanks to his online PE (Physical Education) classes on YouTube that are not only designed to help keep children fit and healthy at this time, but are also intended to help raise much-needed charitable funds.
Wicks has gone as far as to do an entire routine wearing a padded SpiderMan suit, so it is no surprise that his efforts are being welcomed, lauded and applauded across the globe.
But is The Queen part of that audience?
The bookmakers believe the answer could be ‘yes’!
Every year the bookmakers offer odds on who could receive honours in the New Year Honours List, and at 4/9 bookmaker Paddy Power believes Wicks’ efforts have already put him firmly on course for one at the start of 2021.
But could he become Sir Joe or Sir Body Coach?
Paddy Power believes that is less likely, offering 50/1 that Wicks receives a knighthood from the Queen in the 2021 New Year Honours List.