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Joe Wicks OBE

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Iwantcakenow Sat 23-May-20 20:38:02

Ok he has done free 30 min sessions 5 days a week but an OBE? Really? His profit has rocketed, he has so much publicity it’s hardly selfless with all the relentless ‘press the like button’

WhenISnappedAndFarted Sat 23-May-20 20:40:20

YANBU at all.

I couldn't believe it when I heard it.

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-May-20 20:41:00

Really? Wow.

DarylDixonsHair Sat 23-May-20 20:42:41

Aww, why not? He's so eager and inoffensive. Like a puppy!

Oysterbabe Sat 23-May-20 20:42:44

I'm chuffed for him, I think he's great.

CallMeOnMyCell Sat 23-May-20 20:43:15

Hmm I get where you’re coming from but people love it, especially children, and he’s encouraged them to exercise. He’s probably kept a lot of people going through lockdown.

Iwantcakenow Sat 23-May-20 20:43:47

Yes inoffensive but surely a promo tool shouldn’t qualify you for an OBE.hmm

ItchyScratch Sat 23-May-20 20:44:25

Has he definitely got one though?

I thought he had just been ‘nominated’

But yes YANBU coz they just give them out willy nilly these days.

BakewellTarts Sat 23-May-20 20:44:53

Well he's trying to kill me but I recognise it's doing me good and keeping me active. OBEs have been given out for much less so why not. He has raised lots for NHS charities and is helping part of the nation stay fit.

nasalspray Sat 23-May-20 20:45:13

He has been nominated by his fans. Is all.

BubblegumFactory Sat 23-May-20 20:45:39

Sign of the times.
Better idea - give posthumous awards to the NHS staff who have lost their lives to Covid while doing all they could to help the rest of us.

SugarMiceInTheRain Sat 23-May-20 20:47:27

He has in all honesty kept us going throughout lockdown. We havent missed one... and I'll happily admit I'm not a fan of exercise. Even if 2 of the kids aren't that keen on doing the actual workout, it has given us a reason to get up and moving in an otherwise structure-less day. That said I am surprised, but chuffed for him nonetheless.

BubblegumFactory Sat 23-May-20 20:47:52

On second thoughts, just scrap the whole honours bollocks.

OmgThereAreNoPlanesAboveMeNow Sat 23-May-20 20:48:18

He also raised quite a lot for NHS.

He was nominated by fans. That guy made large part of population actually move their arses during lockdown, incl me! That imo deserves some recognition.

NewYorkIvy Sat 23-May-20 20:48:17

Why not? He's donated profits from his YouTube channel to the nhs - not that the nhs is a charity- it should be properly funded by the government but that's by the by.
He's made an effort to engage kids (and parents) and keep them fit, he wasn't obliged to do so. I wouldn't begrudge him a royal trinket for that. There's far less worthy recipients over the years.

youwereagoodcakeclyde Sat 23-May-20 20:48:36

I think he has been a positive impact in a fairly widespread way, and struggled through with his sore wrist!

DobbyTheHouseElk Sat 23-May-20 20:49:23

He’s fabulous. He deserves it.

MovinOnUp Sat 23-May-20 20:49:27

I think it is lovely that he has been nominated. I hope he gets one.
I can't quite believe anyone would grudge him this actually.

nancy75 Sat 23-May-20 20:49:56

Hasn’t he donated all the money from the PE videos to the NHS charities? I’d say he’s more deserving than a lot of people that get OBE’s

IPityThePontipines Sat 23-May-20 20:50:21

He's been nominated. There's no guarantee he will get one.

mangocoveredlamb Sat 23-May-20 20:50:44

I’m impressed he’s still going. I doubt he thought it would go on this long!

Wankerchief Sat 23-May-20 20:51:30

I dont watch him but i can see why
Millions of people are doing his workouts.
He is there every day even injured.
Yes hes earned from it but its free for us.

It can go to people line him AND the very selfless people who have very sadly died looking after the nation
Its not one or the other, its not a competition

Obviouspretzel Sat 23-May-20 20:51:35

I don't get why people hate him so much to be honest. He is a little irritating but why do people fixate on him doing this for 'promo'.

He is already very well known and it's way past the stage he needs to do it for promo now. He could have done it for a couple of weeks and then fucked it off but he has continued to put the effort in, even with surgery on his arm.

Sparklingbrook Sat 23-May-20 20:51:46

Oh right just a nomination? Where are the forms I could make some nominations for others.

BlackAndWhiteCat01 Sat 23-May-20 20:52:26

I just want him to do a proper warm up. hmm

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