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Marcus Rashford, Heston Blumenthal and Geri Horner will star in BBC's Lockdown Learning


The BBC has announced who will step in as Celebrity Supply Teachers during the country's third national lockdown.

Last week the company unveiled its "greatest educational offering in history" to help children study when they are at home.

Marcus Rashford, Heston Blumenthal and Geri Horner will be reinforced in the first week of the Celebrity Supply Teacher, which starts on Monday.

In the ten-minute programs, top quizzer Mark Labbett from ITV's The Chase will teach a math lesson, while former Spice Girl Geri will teach an English lesson on Tuesday.

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford will be playing sports on Wednesday, followed by gardening with Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry.

The BBC has announced its schedule for its education program, which begins next week, when children learn from home again as the country goes through its third national ban

Next week's schedule ends with top chef Heston Blumenthal teaching food science on Friday.

The feature is part of the three-hour CBBC elementary school block starting at 9 a.m. every weekday that begins Jan. 11, the company said.

These include BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programs such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.

It comes when England is banned for the third time in less than a year. Boris Johnson is canceling the A-Level and GCSE exams and closing all elementary and secondary schools.

Tim Davie, Director General of the BBC said: “It has been central to the BBC over the past year to ensure that children across the UK have the opportunity to continue to follow relevant core parts of their country's school curriculum.

"Education is absolutely important – the BBC is here to play its part and I am delighted that we have been able to bring this to the public so quickly."

Geri Horner

Marcus Rashford

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner (L) and Manchester United star Marcus Rashford (R) have been exposed as some of the celebrities who will help out with home study

Heston Blumenthal will wrap up the week by teaching food science on CBBC on Friday

Heston Blumenthal will wrap up the week by teaching food science on CBBC on Friday

BBC Two provides content for secondary school students with programs to support the GCSE curriculum with a minimum of two hours of content each day of the week. & # 39;

This will revolve around Bitesize Daily secondary shows, along with Shakespeare and classic drama adaptations, science, history, and other factual programs.

Bitesize Daily Primary and Secondary are broadcast every day on BBC Red Button. Episodes are available on BBC iPlayer upon request.

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, said: “The BBC helped the nation through some of the most difficult moments of the last century and will help our children learn during our stay at Home, Protect the World for the next several weeks NHS and Save Lives.

"This will be a lifeline for the parents and I am delighted that the BBC is playing its part."

Educational content for all nations will also be available.

The company's move comes after the prime minister threw the country into an even more brutal national lockdown than last March to keep the mutant strain of coronavirus at bay while vaccines are rolled out.

The BBC will keep the nation healthy during its third national lockdown as it hosts fitness shows alongside famous faces like The Body Coach Joe Wicks and Strictlys Oti Mabuse

By Kate Dennett for MailOnline

The nation has been slammed into a third lockdown amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

And the BBC plans to use famous faces from the sports and entertainment industries to keep everyone fit and healthy during the final lockdown.

The network is launching a weekday segment BBC Breakfast: Lockdown Life on Jan. 11, in which stars share top tips to keep the mind and body active.

Stay Fit: The BBC will keep the nation healthy during the third lockdown with the help of a few celebrities - including The Body Coach's Joe Wicks (pictured during PE with Joe Wicks)

Stay Fit: The BBC will keep the nation healthy during the third lockdown with the help of a few celebrities – including The Body Coach's Joe Wicks (pictured during PE with Joe Wicks)

Body coach Joe Wicks, who received an MBE in October after hosting live workouts during the first Lockdown and raising £ 580,000 for the NHS, will start the series at 7:50 a.m. on BBC One.

The fitness star, who has 2.57 million YouTube subscribers, also set a Guinness world record for live streaming after one of its online courses drew nearly a million viewers.

Joe's appearance will be followed all week by rugby legend Kevin Sinfield, Olympian Adam Peaty and Premier League footballer Tyrone Ming.

CBeebies' Maddie Moate and her partner Greg Foot will also be regularly attending the BBC Breakfast for advice on homeschooling and fun activities for children.

Let yourself dance Strictlys Oti Mabuse, who won the latest series with celebrity partner Bill Bailey, will host Otis Boogie Beebies starting Jan. 18 to get toddlers dancing in their homes

Let yourself dance Strictlys Oti Mabuse, who won the latest series with celebrity partner Bill Bailey, will host Otis Boogie Beebies starting Jan. 18 to get toddlers dancing in their homes

The fitness segments, which are suitable for viewers of all ages, will be available to viewers at all times on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Breakfast social media channels.

But it's not the only show designed to help the nation stay fit and healthy while being urged to stay home during the recent lockdown, as Morning Live will be returning to BBC One.

From 9.15 a.m. on January 25th, moderators Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh are accompanied every day by a popular Strictly Come Dancing professional.

Rigorous judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel-Horwood, as well as professionals like Amy Dowden, Gorka Márquez and Janette Manrara, will get the nation moving with specially designed workouts.

The strict professionals Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice, Anton Du Beke, Johannes Radebe and Nadiya Bychkova are also among those who want to bring their own torch to training.

Covid: The BBC launches BBC Breakfast: Lockdown Life on Jan. 11, with stars like Kevin Sinfield (pictured in July 2018) offering tips on how to keep your mind and body active

Covid: The BBC launches the BBC Breakfast: Lockdown Life on January 11th, where stars like Kevin Sinfield (pictured in July 2018) offer tips on how to keep the mind and body active

Fitness: On BBC One & # 39; s Morning Live, Strictly Come Dancing stars join Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh, including judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel-Horwood (center and right).

Fitness: On BBC One & # 39; s Morning Live, Strictly Come Dancing stars join Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh, including judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel-Horwood (center and right).

While Strictlys Oti Mabuse, who won the latest series with celebrity partner Bill Bailey, will host Otis Boogie Beebies starting Jan. 18 to get toddlers dancing in their homes.

The BBC will also host fitness sessions specifically aimed at children and young adults Mark Wright is assigned to lead routines for secondary school students.

He's joined by a flood of his celebrity friends who are hosting energizing sessions on BBC Two and iPlayer to encourage teens to stay active during the lockdown.

During the initial lockdown, 33-year-old Mark was hosting live workouts on his Instagram account at 9 a.m. every weekday and joining the BBC to help even more people.

The TV host said, “When I started training on Instagram during the initial lockdown, I couldn't believe how many people joined me – it was so rewarding to make even a small positive difference.

"Continuing this journey and working with the BBC to motivate teens to get healthy and exercise is something I am really proud to be a part of."

Elementary school students also have a chance to immerse themselves in the BBC's fitness craze, as CBBC's BBC Bitesize Daily hosts a super mover session every day.

In addition to helping younger children stay fit and active, the morning sessions provide them with curriculum-based videos to aid them in homeschooling.

A dedicated section has been created on the BBC Sport website for useful tips on how to work out at home and new activities for 2021.

The popular Couch to 5K app, which already had 1.5 million downloads during the pandemic, will also make a comeback in the latest lockdown.

Children: The BBC will also host fitness sessions specifically aimed at children and young adults. Mark Wright will lead the routines for secondary school children

Children: The BBC will also host fitness sessions specifically aimed at children and young adults. Mark Wright will lead the routines for secondary school children

The stations will also appeal to the older generation by playing exercise programs and making 10 Today available on BBC Sounds starting January 11th.

The ten minute exercise programs are designed to make older people more active in their homes and improve mental health by telling people to stay at home.

Charlotte Moore, BBC's Chief Content Officer, said, “It's more important than ever to stay active and healthy.

"Our range of BBC fitness programs is suitable for viewers of all ages and provides parents and children with essential lockout support as well as creative ideas for keeping moving and staying fit from home."

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