BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty told Joe Wicks to ‘get his pecker up’ as he battled through his 24-hour PE challenge for Children in Need.
Speaking to Joe via video link on Friday’s instalment, poor Joe, who was powering through on a spin bike, admitted to feeling sick as he struggled through the last hour of his challenge.
‘I am so tired, it’s not even funny now, it’s getting silly,’ Joe explained to the hosts.
In an attempt to keep the fitness coach motivated Naga told him: ‘Right, Joe, we are here to get your pecker up ok, you are raising loads of money. You’ve had loads and loads of support, people are loving you for doing this.
‘We’ve been playing films this morning, looking at families who are benefiting and you said yesterday, that was the thing that was going to drive you through.’
‘How am I doing as a motivational coach?’ she added.
‘You’re wonderful and you’re right it is what’s motivating me, but my back still hurts and I am so tired and I feel sick,’ Joe replied.
‘Ok, so right now, let’s try and help you more,’ Charlie Stayt chipped in.
‘Let’s say, I don’t know, about two million people right now Joe, looking at you and you are already a national favourite, but this is way above what you’ve done so far.
‘Everyone is full of respect for you – 24 hours, five minutes every hour you got off, wow.’
Naga’s comment left BBC Breakfast viewers both confused and in stitches. One viewer even said they ‘spat their Cornflakes out’.
One tweeted: ‘Did Naga just offer Joe Wicks something to “get his pecker up”?’
Another commented: ‘It’s really early but did Naga just say to Joe Wicks “we’ll help you get your pecker up” and then did Charlie just say “you’ve been getting off 5 minutes every hour”‘
While one added: ‘“Joe! We’re here to get your pecker up!” Naga, what an offer!’
‘Did she just say ‘we’re here to get your pecker up’,’ another said.
What we think Naga meant was for Joe to ‘keep his pecker up’ which is where you encourage someone to be cheerful.
Over the 24 hours, Joe has cycled, ran on treadmills, done his signature HITT classes, yoga and rowing, and even had a dance-off with Sporty Spice Mel C.
The health and wellness coach, who became a lockdown hero with his free PE classes for kids on YouTube this year, is the latest celeb to take on a crazy 24 hour challenge to raise money to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Last year, Rylan Clark-Neal completed 24 hours of karaoke, while in 2018, Strictly Come Dancing’s Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly raised £1 million with a 24 hour danceathon.
To donate £10 to Children In Need, text GIVE to 70410; to donate £20, text GIVE to 70420.
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.
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