Joe Wicks and Mark Wright team up with BBC to keep the nation fit during third lockdown

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Mark Wright, Joe Wicks and a host of celebrities will take part in a series of BBC programmes in a bid to keep the nation fit during the third national lockdown.

As we’re set for another few months indoors amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the BBC has roped in the help of some of the biggest stars in the UK to help encourage fans to stay active amidst the madness.

Things will kick off on January 11 with BBC Breakfast : Lockdown Life, which is a weekday segment during lockdown where a host of stars will provide top tips to keep both the body and the mind active for viewers of all ages.

Fitness fanatic Joe Wicks will set the ball rolling with the first episode of the series at 7.50 am on BBC One.

Throughout the week, other famous faces including Mr. Motivator, rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield, Olympian Adam Peaty, and Premier League footballer Tyrone Mings, will also share some of their successful fitness secrets.

Joe has teamed up with the BBC to keep the nation fit
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Mark Wright will bring fitness to secondary kids as he leads a daily dose of workout sessions on BBC Two, iPlayer, and other platforms from January 25 every weekday morning.

The former reality TV star will be joined by a host of his celebrity friends as they encourage the nation’s teens to keep active amidst the madness.

Lifting the lid on his new venture, Mark said: “When I started training on Instagram during the first lockdown, I could not believe how many people joined in with me – to make even a small positive difference was so rewarding.

Mark Wright will bring fitness to secondary kids as he leads a daily dose of workout sessions on BBC Two
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“To continue this journey and team up with the BBC to help motivate teens to get healthy and to get moving is something that I’m really proud to be a part of.”

CBeebies’ Maddie Moate and partner Greg Foot will also join BBC Breakfast to offer advice to parents who are struggling with homeschooling after the closure of schools nationwide.

Maddie and Greg will be there to dish out some fun ideas for activities to keep the kids entertained while cooped up indoors.

Fitness instructor Derrick Evans, better known as "Mr. Motivator" will be sharing some of his top fitness tips
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The exciting segments will be available on BBC iPlayer and BBC Breakfast social media channels for viewers to revisit.

Elsewhere, Morning Live will return to BBC One at 9.15 am January 25.

Bubbly presenters Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh will be joined by a Strictly Come Dancing professional every day, and they will be there to shed some light on some of the biggest star’s fitness regimes.

With gyms closed and sporting activities cancelled, Mark will be there to keep you motivated

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With gyms closed and sporting activities cancelled, Morning Live hopes to raise viewers' heart rates and spirits with fun and easy-to-follow daily routines that the whole family can follow.

BBC Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore said: “Now more than ever, it’s so important to stay active and healthy.

“Our range of BBC fitness programming is suitable for viewers of all ages and will provide vital support to parents and children in lockdown as well as creative ideas to keep moving and stay fit from home.”

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