Joe Wicks shares brutal truth about parenting before welcoming fourth baby
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 20
Joe Wicks confesses his children ‘annoy him’ (Picture: thebodycoach/Instagram)

Fitness guru admitted that even he finds having a large family a little ‘annoying’ as he prepares to welcome his fourth child with wife, Rosie.

and Rosie are approaching their due date afterearlier this year but not everything has gone to plan.

Concern was raised when the for an emergency appendix removal but Joe, 38, reassured fans that mum and baby are doing well.

They are already parents to Indigo, five, Marley, four, and one-year-old Leni, who they are raising  together.

‘I’ve always visualised having a big family,’ the dad of three revealed in a new interview. ‘I love the chaos I don’t like quiet.’

While he may enjoy the carnage, Joe shared: ‘It is stressful and they annoy me a lot but I love them so much, I love being around them, it’s wonderful to see my personality and DNA rubbing off on them a little bit, I love that I’m raising good humans.’

He has previously said he wants six kids (Picture: thebodycoach/Instagram)
Joe loves the chaos of a busy household (Picture: thebodycoach/Instagram)

The TV personality has previously said his ideal number of children is six with friends joking he was well on his way when the new baby was announced.

Speaking to, Joe added that his own childhood was a much less cheerful chaos, which he explored in the documentary Facing My Childhood.

In the documentary, he looked at his parents and their mental health struggles which impacted his upbringing.

His mum had ‘extreme OCD’, deep cleaning the house multiple times every day with bedsheets ironed and shoes tucked away.

He told the podcast: ‘I don’t mind a bit of mess and chaos around the house. I think it’s part of being a kid, I’ve let that go. If you scratch something or if they write on the carpet, or draw on the sofa, I just don’t care, I’ve let that go.

He and Rosie are expecting their fourth child (Picture: thebodycoach/Instagram)

‘I was shouted at as a kid so much, doors were slammed, it was a very aggressive, confrontational shouty house, a very verbally abusive shouty house. So I try my best to have a breath, have a moment and react differently.’

Rosie and Joe’s parenting style is much calmer, saying they are the first generation of ‘gentle parenting’ which he believes can be more exhausting than shouting and control.

‘Being a kind and compassionate parent is exhausting,’ he shared. ‘Being a shouty parent and sticking them in front of the TV is easier, but it’s not teaching them to self-regulate.

‘Me and my mum used to slam doors and I used to punch walls as a teenager, I don’t want my kids to be like that, I want to be a better role model. I always think, can I ask my child for a cuddle rather than screaming in their face when they are having a tantrum?’