FANS of a TV fitness coach and health expert had a chance to hear his words of wisdom during a visit to Oswestry.

Joe Wicks gave fans an insight into his career and his new book, Veggie Lean in 15, at the Lion Quays Hotel.

The Surrey-born star, also known as The Body Coach, was in conversation with BBC Radio Shropshire's Claire Ashford before answering questions from the packed-out crowds.

Speaking before the event, Joe told why he decided to create a vegetarian edition of his book series.

"I’m not a vegetarian or vegan, but I’m so much more aware of what I’m putting into my body and how it impacts the world. I’ve educated myself on sustainable food and eating more veggie meals is definitely something we can all do to help the environment," he said.

"If you’d asked me five years ago, I would have said veggie food is really boring! But I was wrong, veggie food can be just as good and is full of all the necessary protein and nutrition to sustain a healthy lifestyle."

Joe also told the crowd of his new "mission" to help UK children get fit and active.

He told the Advertizer: "My next big project is to get more kids doing fitness in schools. I think its so important to get kids loving exercise at an early age, I’ve been doing my Schools Fitness Week to encourage thousands of kids to get moving, but I’d love to see more fitness on the curriculum."