Danny Dyer says fitness guru Joe Wicks is 'f****** irritating'

Julia Hunt
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Danny Dyer (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Danny Dyer (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Danny Dyer may find himself in hot water with Joe Wicks fans after branding the exercise guru “f****** irritating”.

The EastEnders star let rip during a rant about fitness fanatics on his Sorted With The Dyers podcast.

He said he had met plenty of very fit people and that although their bodies were impressive, when they spoke they had “absolutely no charisma”.

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He said: “I’ve never met a really fit, healthy man who is not f****** irritating.

“This is going to be an unpopular opinion - Joe Wicks.”

Joe Wicks pictured at the Grange Hotel, London, during a press day for Moe-Joe, a fitness audio show by Audible to help train non-runners get ready for the Virgin Money 2018 Marathon. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Joe Wicks (Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment)

Dyer said Wicks’ heart was “in the right place” and that he didn’t want to be mean about him.

“But everything about him is so irritating,” he added.

“I wouldn’t want to have a one-on-one with him, like going to play snooker,” the actor went on.

“I reckon he’d be s*** at it for one, and also how could you go for a meal with him? When you know he’s looking at you with his side-eye.”

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Dyer’s opinion may prove to be unpopular as Wicks has become something of a national treasure this year.

The star – aka The Body Coach - charmed the nation by becoming PE teacher to all the children off school during lockdown and raised more than a million for Children In Need with a 24-hour exercise marathon.

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