The personal trainer is being tipped as a potential Sports Personality of the Year winner for keeping the nation active with his live streamed workouts.
But he has been forced to take a break from leading the sessions after injuring his hand. Instead, his wife Rosie is stepping in to help out.
Wicks fractured his hand at the end of March by falling off a bike, and has been battling through the pain ever since.
However, it became clear he needed surgery, and he went to hospital on Friday.
He said his hand had become infected, and was “throbbing and pulsating like liquid hot magma”.
He is continuing to be part of the videos, but is dressed up in a suit rather than his traditional gym kit, while guiding Rosie and the viewers through his routines.
Wicks posted a photo of himself with bandages around his wrist saying: “I’ve had to call in a supply teacher for Monday’s #pewithjoe. It’s my beautiful wife Rosie.
“She’s kindly agreed to come on the live stream with me to demonstrate the moves as I really need to let my hand rest for a few days now I’ve had the wires removed.”
Rosie Wicks – née Jones – is a former page three glamour model. The 29-year-old married Wicks, 33, in June 2019, and they have been together since September 2016.
They also have a young daughter together, named India.
One of Rosie’s claims to fame is holding the Guinness World Record for the most bras taken on and off in one minute, at seven.
She started modelling when she was 17, and was named one of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women alive in 2013.
She does charity work for the Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand, and frequently appears on Wicks’ social media channels.
Wicks paid tribute to his wife on Instagram, writing: “It’s totally out of her comfort zone so I have got so much love and respect for her right now.
“She’s always there for me when I need her the most and she knows how much it means to me that I don’t let anyone down with these daily workouts.”