England World Cup hero Geoff Hurst still does Joe Wicks home workouts at 80

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks – but it seems nobody told England World Cup hero Geoff Hurst.

Hurst, who turns 80 today, is one of the many thousands of people in the UK who preach the gospel of Joe Wicks.

The former West Ham man likes to keep fit by completing one of the Body Coach's famed home workouts each day.

For Hurst, who was fitted with a pacemaker in October, it's a good way of staying active and living life to the full.

Speaking about his routine, he told The Guardian: "I’m still trying to keep fit and enjoy life.

"I walk in the park for 50 minutes and do 20 minutes of a Joe Wicks video.

"I have a pacemaker but it’s not a big deal and I had my six-weekly check-up last week. Everything is OK."

Hurst is one of only three surviving members of England's World Cup-winning team that defeated West Germany in 1966.

In an interview last month with The Sun, he opened up on his heart issues and his reaction to having a pacemaker fitted.

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"Life is a lottery," Hurst said.

"Look at my colleagues from the World Cup team. Sadly, some of them have had one issue or another and have passed away during this awful time.

"I have just had a pacemaker fitted. I had a mild stroke a couple of years ago and had tests after that. I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, which is not life-threatening.

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"When you tell people you have a pacemaker they think ‘oh Christ’, but for me it is not quite like that.

"I wasn’t feeling bad beforehand but it prevents the irregularities and possibly falling over and damaging myself or driving a car and running somebody over."

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