Fitness guru Joe Wicks joins the Chipping Norton set

Mr Wicks, 37, has bought a £2.9million country house near the fashionable city where the Beckhams, Jeremy Clarkson, Amanda Holden and now Claudia Winkleman will be neighbors.

The personal trainer who encouraged millions of families to stay fit through lockdown with his daily ‘PE with Joe’ workouts grew up on a South London council estate.

She opened up about her “chaotic” early years in a BBC documentary, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, last year, in which she talked about living in a home facing addiction and mental illness.

He now owns a Grade II-listed house, with a guest cottage and the River Swere running through its grounds.

The property description says the garage has space for garden machinery and storage on one side, while the other houses a gym fully equipped with air-conditioning, WiFi and a TV connection.

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The four-bedroom home also has a kitchen-dining room with an electric aga and a boot room with farmhouse sink.

Adjacent to the house is a newly renovated Cotswolds cottage with two bedrooms, one bath ‘spa’ room, boot room, snug and double-height kitchen for visitors.

Mr Wicks and wife Rosie can also enjoy healthy walks in the property’s acres of land with wildflower meadows and orchards.

The father of three reportedly owns a beach house in Santa Monica, Los Angeles and a £4million family home in exclusive Virginia Water in Surrey.

The fitness guru first shot to fame posting 15-second recipe videos online before becoming a social media superstar with her record-breaking PE With Joe video on YouTube.

Last January Mr Wicks organized a sponsored 5km race through Spiceball Park in Bunbury.

Inviting locals to join him on Instagram, he wrote: “I’m in the Cotswolds this weekend and I’ve decided I’m going to run a 5km this Sunday. It’ll be my first run meet of the year.”

Several hundred people answered the call.

They also included officers from the local police station, who posed for pictures with the celebrity fitness trainer.

Mr Wicks raised thousands for the charity with a UK tour in 2022, which included a workout with families at Waddesdon Manor, near Bicester.

Seven-stop PE with Joe road trip, which he completed in a Mini Countryman, which took Joe from Somerset to Perth in Scotland.

Over 5,500 people took part in the mass exercise, raising £35,760 for children in need.

Mr Wicks was made an MBE in 2020 for services to fitness and charity.

This story was written by Miranda Norris, she joined the team in 2021 and covers news from Oxfordshire as well as news from Witney.

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