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Mr Motivator reveals he owns 500 bumbags and we have so many questions

Mr Motivator loves a bumbag (Picture: Rex/

Mr Motivator has revealed that as well as his impressive collection of brightly coloured unitards, he has also collected around 500 bumbags to go with them.

The fitness instructor, 68, whose real name is Derrick Evans, rose to fame in the 90s thanks to his energetic workout routines on GMTV.

Given that his attire of choice was loudly patterned leotards and headbands, it’s no wonder he needed a bumbag (or apparently 500) to carry his keys and essentials.

Revealing the extent of his bumbag collection, Mr Motivator admitted to the Sunday Times: ‘[I have] approximately 400 in Jamaica and 100 here.

‘They’re stored in sliding trays underneath my bed next to my unitards, which are rolled up with the headbands.’

Mr Motivator also revealed that he turned his hand to creating online workouts for older people during the pandemic after finding a lot of upcoming jobs got cancelled due to lockdown.

The colourful unitards, matching headbands and bumbags are Mr Motivator’s signature look (Picture: REX)

He revealed: ‘A lot of my bookings for music festivals and sales conferences were cancelled, so I created an online platform for forgotten groups like older people.

‘It’s not fitness I’m into, it’s wellbeing and making people smile. You don’t have to be running up hills or doing cartwheels, you just have to tap your feet to the music and feel good about yourself.

‘With me they go, “The only muscle that’s really aching is my laughter muscle.”’

His legendary combination of fitness and entertainment which thousands of people were used to waking up to of a morning even earned him an MBE from the Queen last year – which he initially thought was a joke.

He revealed: ‘The email arrived late one evening, I thought it was spam. I said to my wife: “Look at this, someone’s having a laugh.”

‘She said, “No, read it. You’ve got 48 hours to respond.” What a great feeling to be recognised for something you enjoy doing.’

Credit: Original article published here.

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