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The Green Goddess to make a comeback aged 80

Fitness guru Diana Moran will help people – especially the over-70s – keep active.

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Green Goddess Diana Moran is returning to TV to help the nation keep fit at home during the coronavirus crisis (Joel Ryan/PA)

Green Goddess Diana Moran is returning to TV to help the nation keep fit at home during the coronavirus crisis (Joel Ryan/PA)

Green Goddess Diana Moran is returning to TV to help the nation keep fit at home during the coronavirus crisis (Joel Ryan/PA)

The Green Goddess is making a comeback – at the age of 80.

Fitness guru Diana Moran is returning to the small screen to help people, especially the over-70s, keep active while staying at home.

Moran donned a green leotard when she told millions of BBC Breakfast TV viewers in the 1980s to “wake up and shape up”.

The pensioner, who is following Government advice and staying at home, will now provide regular exercise videos on BBC Breakfast to “help keep the nation healthy”.

BBC Breakfast editor Richard Frediani said: “The Green Goddess was the original keep-fit Queen of Breakfast TV.

“The return of Diana Moran to the UK’s most-watched morning show is just one way of helping the nation stay healthy.”

The BBC previously unveiled plans for exercise routines for older people as part of a raft of new programming.

The Green Goddess’s exercise segments will feature on BBC Breakfast at around 6.55am and 8.55am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They will be streamed, either live or pre-recorded, from her home.

PA