FRED Sirieix has opened up on his shock sex symbol status as he revealed just how he looks so good at 51.
The TV presenter has become a household name since catapulting to fame on First Dates and revealed all about being an unexpected 'heart-throb' and how he does 301 push-ups a day, at the launch of LU Petit Ganache biscuits.
Fredwas taken aback by the attention he gets over his looks-and maintains it's all part of his lifestyle – even more so since he turned 50.
The star of the hit C4 dating show told The Sun: "First of all I'm no heartthrob -but it's nice of people to say.
"You've got to work up a sweat. That's the secret.
"Everyday I wake up, I have a coffee and then I go and do my sports. I do my 301 push ups, I do all sorts of exercises, I cycle on my bike. I train, I do my boxing training. It's every single day.
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"It's about moving. As soon as I wake up. I get a good sweat. That's a secret to good skin. A good sweat in the morning. Sweating. It's great.
Fred spoke about how he started to push himself even further with his exercise after he turned 50.
He said: "When you turn 50 and you are getting older, you realise you can't do the things that you did before because you degenerate.
"And sadly that's the word. So the only way to combat the degeneration is to keep going harder than you were going when you were 30."
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He added: "That's the key. 20mins is what you need really of physical activity a day to get your heart pumping and get your blood going through your veins."
Fred chatted with the Sun as he opened up about his other passion for cooking -nurtured by his mother in his native France.
To celebrate the launch of LU Le Petit Ganache, with its surprise silky chocolatey centre, the TV Presenter teamed up with LU to look at the pleasure a simple surprise gives people.
The simple act of surprising a loved one shouldn’t be underestimated– as a third (31%) of UK residents reveal the best memories come from small, surprising moments rather than big elaborate ones.
The TV chef opened up about childhood memories of his favourite treats.
He said: "Growing up in France, my mother would always hide Lu biscuits underneath the stairs.
So I have great memories. It's my absolute favourite and my children love it too.
The new ganache one is so delicious – it's full of surprises."
Fred, who does a cooking show with his good pals Gordon Ramsay and Gino Di Campio, revealed he's even got them in on his love for Lu.
He told The Sun: "I'd most love to share a Lu biscuit with Gino.
"He loves surprises. He's full of surprises."
In between his many shows, Fred has been busy working on his charity The Right Course where he hopes to train prisoners on how to cook.
Fred Sirieix has teamed up with biscuit brand LU to celebrate the launch of its latest biscuit, Le Petit Ganache, available in supermarkets nationwide.
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