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Mad About The Boys

'A really lovely and heart-warming read' - Lorraine Kelly

In this funny, poignant and absorbing memoir, 'Mad Lizzie' Webb charts her phenomenal rise from drama/dance teacher to beloved fitness queen of breakfast television.

Lizzie is best known for her ten years on TV-am, ITV's first breakfast station and is television's longest-running daily fitness instructor. During the 80s and early 90s, she inspired a nation of couch potatoes to get on the move with celebrity guests queueing up to join her. The music that featured in her routines shot to the top of the charts resulting in hits for the likes of Take That, Sonia and George Harrison; she also collaborated with Simon Cowell for several years. Lizzie has several awards for her numerous exercise and dance videos including Joggy Bear, her children's character.

But as the memoir reveals there is far more to Lizzie outside her television work. Since 1970, she has been committed to teaching and working with young people, transforming the lives of vulnerable children, excluded pupils, juvenile offenders and ex-prisoners. Lizzie founded the charity Creativity in Sport in 2003 and co-directed it for 17 years with Olympic medallist Debbie Flood.

Filled with heartfelt stories, "Mad About the Boys" reveals the fascinating two sides to Lizzie's extraordinary and inspiring life.

'Mad Lizzie was a fixture on our screens for many years but few of her millions of followers know about her life as a teacher in some of the most challenging schools in the country. Mad About the Boys is a page turner and those pages positively crackle with Lizzie Webb's inspiring personality' - Alan Johnson