The One Show: Viewers praise Joe Wicks as he talks about his 'chaotic' upbringing
Joe Wicks appeared on The One Show to talk about his new documentary film. The fitness coach's appeared on the show to talk about his new documentary film, Facing My Childhood.
The film explores the scale of parental mental health issues and how his own childhood was affected by his parent's battles with mental health. Wicks says that parents messaged him to share the positive impact PE with Joe had on their mental health. This led him to think about his own upbringing.
On the show, Wicks talked about his dad's struggles with drug addiction and his mum's battles with severe OCD and how she would "excessively clean, two or three times a day". He said: "It was very chaotic, manic, destructive kind of upbringing and I've come through that."
Wicks says that he did not recognise the situation growing up, but hopes the film will "be uplifting and inspire others with their mental health". Viewers praised the fitness coach for his honesty, as he spoke openly about his experiences as a child.
@BnmPlanet said: "Joe, you're a shining example of using life experience for good use. You are able to pick that addiction traces you got from them in the form of helping. I am ex-panic attack sufferer so understand how it filters through in other parts of our lives. Keep up the good work."
@StephenPay1970 said: "Great watch joe looking forward to your documentary. Keep up the good work."
@Sneshka_Richter added: "#JoeWicks gives again an incredibly valuable contribution to us all by highlighting the importance of #mentalhealth& investigating the influence our childhood & upbringing has on it. I will be watching his #Documentary with great interest #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth @thebodycoach."
Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood is on BBC on Monday, May 16 at 9pm.