FIRST Dates’ Fred Sirieix was left black and blue after a diving fail ‘so scary’ his daughter could ‘see his heart pounding through his chest’.
is a fitness fanatic and showed off his toned physique during his appearance on , 52,I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here last year.
The maitre d’hotel isn’t the only famous face in his family though, as daughter Andrea, 17, is an Olympic diver.
Fred decided to give his daughter’s sport a go, but it didn’t go to plan.
“I was left black and blue, I got bruised everywhere, it was so painful. I was scared every time I was on the board.”
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He added: “My daughter was on the ground and she said, ‘Daddy, you’ve got to relax, we can see your heart beating in your chest’. I can’t believe she saw that.”
Despite his diving disaster, Fred still enjoys keeping in shape and opened up about his exercise routine.
He said: “I exercise six times a week and I do 20 minutes of basic bodyweight exercises or 301 push-ups, 100 squats and 100 reverse squats, which takes me 20 minutes.
“Then I was on the bike for 20 minutes and I did 15 minutes of various exercises with free weights.
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“It’s basically about getting your heart rate up for 20 minutes a day. The older you get, the more you realise it’s about mobility.”
Fred certainly did his best to maintain a fitness regime while in the Australian jungle last year.
In a post shared to social media after the ITV show, Fred wrote of the low-calorie diet: “We were all getting smaller by the day,’ he posted on social media.
“I lost quite a bit of weight but not as much as I would have done if I did not exercise. Keeping active and staying strong never made more sense!”
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