ANTHONY JOSHUA returned to his old school to help keep kids fit in lockdown – but joked he is no Joe Wicks.
Pupils are currently being home schooled until at least the February half term as Britain continues to battle the fight against coronavirus.
And to ensure they are staying active while at home, Kings Langley secondary school in Hertfordshire called on some heavyweight help.
Former pupil AJ brought his boxing brain to the table to lay out a workout circuit that can easily be done at home.
But he warned he is no answer to fitness coach Wicks – who had the nation tuning into his social media lockdown sessions last summer.
Joshua said: “I just want to say how privileged you guys are to have teachers who care and love and support you and are actually on this journey with you.
“It’s not only just for you. Your brothers, your sisters, your aunties, your uncles, mums, dads, this is for everyone to get involved and keep active.
“I may not be the Joe Wicks of the industry – I actually tied him up in the corner – I’m just joking, I’m just joking.
“This is just something I’ve come up with, something simple, straight forward and we’re going to progress as the week’s go on.
“So before you pick up you Xbox or Playstation controller, before you pick up your phone on get on social media, let’s get down to work.”
Joshua, who was recruited by headmaster David Fisher, then lays out his workout, which consists of five exercises and ten reps.
The trip back to memory lane comes as the WBA, IBF and WBO champion continues talks for an undisputed title decider with WBC king Tyson Fury.
Joshua, 31, and Fury, 32, have agreed a 50/50 split in principle with contracts yet to be officially drawn up.
But, the Covid-19 restrictions that brought AJ back to his old stomping ground also look set to take the Battle of Britain abroad.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum, who represents Fury, have both ensured a deal is growing closer to completion.