Coronavirus survivor Linda Lusardi to join Mr Motivator for charity work out sessions

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Linda Lusardi arrives at the TRIC Television and Radio Industries Club Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 12, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Linda Lusardi is set to join fitness icon Mr Motivator for a week-long stint of televised fitness workouts to raise money for charity.

The workouts will air for five consecutive days on Sky’s Ideal World channel starting today.

The show will aim to raise cash for Age UK to help older people during the pandemic.

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Lusardi, herself a COVID-19 survivor, told Sky News: "I know at first hand how debilitating this disease can be.

"It is important to keep your fitness levels up. You know what they say, 'a healthy body, equals a healthy mind', which is so important at these uncertain times.

"That's why I'm looking forward to supporting Mr Motivator this week in raising funds for Age UK."

The workouts have been made to offer gentle exercise for older viewers

The segments will also feature Rustie Lee, Christopher Biggins and stars of The Real Housewives Of Cheshire.

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Mr Motivator said: “It’s a challenging time for us all at the moment. But none more so than the older generation, many of whom are feeling particularly isolated.

The 67-year-old, real name Derrick Evans, went on to highlight the importance of staying active, as fitness is key “to maintaining both your health and independence”.

Derrick Evans, aka Mr Motivator, warms up the mainstage crowd on Day 4 of Bestival at Robin Hill Country Park on September 7, 2014 in Newport, Isle of Wight. (Photo by Ollie Millington/WireImage)

Former model Lusardi and her husband Sam Kane were both hospitalised after contracting COVID-19.

Kane spoke of he scary experience which saw her “at death’s door” as the virus was at its peak last month.

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After being released from hospital she took to social media to say: "So good to be home. Keep safe. Stay in and try to keep positive in this troubled time."

The fitness segment will be on Ideal World from 12pm today (4 May), running daily until Friday (8 May).

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