Fred Sirieix opens up about his status as a shocking sex symbol and reveals the secret to looking good at 51

FRED Sirieix has revealed his status as a shocking sex symbol and how handsome he is at 51.

The TV presenter has become a household name since finding fame on ‘First Dates’ and at the launch of LU Petit Ganache cookies revealed how he’s an unexpected ‘heartthrob’ and how he does 301 push-ups a day.

Fred Sirieix has revealed how he stays fit at 51


Fred Sirieix has revealed how he stays fit at 51Photo credit: Instagram
Fred does 301 pushups a day


Fred does 301 pushups a dayPhoto credit: Instagram

Fred has been amazed at the attention he pays to his looks – and claims 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 not a heartthrob – but it’s nice of people to say that.”

“You have to work up a sweat. That is the secret.”

“Every day I wake up, have a coffee and then I go to the gym. I do my 301 push-ups, I do all kinds of exercises, I ride my bike. I train, I do my boxing training. It’s everything.” One day.

“It’s about movement. As soon as I wake up, I start sweating profusely. That’s the secret of good skin. Good morning sweat. Sweat. It is great.”

Fred talked about how, after turning 50, he started pushing himself even harder with his workouts.

He said, “As you turn 50 and get older, you realize you can’t do the things you used to do because you’re degenerating.”

“And unfortunately that’s the right word. The only way to counteract degeneration is to keep training harder than you did when you were 30.”

He added: “That’s the key. 20 minutes of physical activity a day is really necessary to get the heart beating and the blood coursing through the veins.”

Fred chatted to the Sun while discussing his other passion, cooking – which was nurtured by his mother in his native France.

To celebrate the launch of LU Le Petit Ganache, with its surprisingly silky chocolatey core, the TV host teamed up with LU to explore the pleasure a simple surprise can bring people.

The simple act of surprising a loved one should not be underestimated – with a third (31%) of UK residents saying that the best memories come from small, surprising moments rather than big, lavish moments.

The TV chef shared childhood memories of his favorite foods.

He said: “Growing up in France, my mother used to hide Lu biscuits under the stairs.

So I have great memories. It’s my absolute favorite and my kids love it too.

The new ganache is so delicious – it’s full of surprises.”

Fred, who does a cooking show with good friends Gordon Ramsay and Gino Di Campio, revealed he even got her involved in his love for Lu.

He told The Sun: “I’d love to share a Lu biscuit with Gino.”

“He loves surprises. He’s full of surprises.”

Between his many performances, Fred has been busy working for his charity The right course where he wants to teach the prisoners how to cook.

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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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Fred spoke about the exciting new format for First Dates at the new launch of LU Le Petit GanachePhoto credit: Oliver Dixon/Lu
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Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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