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TALK OF THE TOWN: Fitness guru Joe Wicks sheds £4.4million on his dream home

He inspired the nation to fight the flab during the first lockdown, and now Joe Wicks had shed a few pounds of his own – £4.4 million of them, to be precise.

The fitness guru moved his family into a luxury five-bedroom property in August and has teased his millions of Instagram fans with a glimpse of the interior.

Now I can disclose that the imposing pad is in an exclusive celebrity enclave in Surrey.

The move marks a remarkable change of fortune for Joe, known as The Body Coach, who grew up on a tough council estate in Croydon, South London.

His new three-storey home, which he shares with ex-glamour model wife Rosie and their two children – Indie, two, and Marley, 11 months – has a gym on the top floor and a large garden.

Pictured: Joe Wicks with his wife Rosie and their two children Indie, two, and Marley, 11 months

The 35-year-old, whose YouTube lockdown training sessions earned him an MBE and who raised £2 million for Children In Need with a 24-hour workout, recently treated his 3.9 million Instagram followers to a peek at the perfectly manicured grounds of his new home with the comment: 'I've dreamed about having a home like this for my babies to grow up in.' 

In August he told fans that he was moving from his then house in Richmond, South-West London, writing: 'We have outgrown it, we are moving on and I'm excited about starting a new chapter.'

About 58 million people watched the PE sessions hosted by Joe and Rosie, 30, during lockdown, which they filmed in the living room of their Richmond home. 

Now Talk of the Town can disclose that the imposing pad is in an exclusive celebrity enclave in Surrey. Pictured: Mr Wicks' new abode

The couple donated the £580,000 generated from the keep-fit lessons to the NHS.

One of his new neighbours last night welcomed the arrival of the Wicks family.

'It's good to see Joe has moved in and I hope he and his family are really happy here,' said the local.

A spokesman for Wicks did not respond to requests for a comment.

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