JOE WICKS’ dedication to keeping the nation fit during the coronavirus lockdown has urged punters to back him for a New Year’s Honour.
The Queen’s annual list rewards those who have made an outstanding contribution to society in the past 12 months and bookies believe Wicks is a prime candidate.
Translating his success on YouTube and as an author, the 33-year-old is now a household name and the face of staying active in the pandemic.
Millions of people have tuned into his daily PE workouts with wife Rosie Jones joining in on the live clips.
The former model has even taken over from her Body Coach hubbie as he recovers from hand surgery.
Now back in the game of uploading his workouts, Wicks is considered ODDS-ON for an honour at the end of the year.
BetFair rate the Essex trainer’s chances of receiving a title from the Queen at 4/9.
And his odds of becoming Sir Joe Wicks with a knighthood are 50/1.
Many are speculating exactly how he will be rewarded for such fine work during the pandemic, which included raising thousands of pounds for the NHS.
The Sports Personality of the Year gong would certainly cap a memorable year and Wicks was rated 10/1 for that prize in the last few weeks.
Tyson Fury is currently favourite for the award in a year where sport has largely been decimated by the virus.
BetFair’s Sam Romsbottom said of Wicks: “The nation’s PE teacher, who has also been donating all the profits from his Youtube fitness sessions to the NHS, is odds-on at 4/9 to be honoured in the 2021 New Year Honours List.”