Mr Motivator smiles from ear to ear as he proudly accepts his MBE from Prince William

Mr Motivator smiles from ear to ear as he proudly accepts his MBE from Prince William – while the Duke Of Cambridge rejects his unitard offer

Mr Motivator was appointed an MBE by Prince William during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on Wednesday. 

The 69-year-old fitness guru – real name Derrick Evans – propelled to fame in the 90s after delivering live workout sessions and offering expert advice on breakfast programme GMTV. 

And his services to health and fitness over his almost three-decade career have been rightfully recognised, as the instructor proudly exhibited his award while stopping to be photographed on his special day. 

Congratulations: Mr Motivator smiled from ear to ear as he proudly accepted his MBE from Prince William on Wednesday

The Jamaican native, who was joined by wife Sandra for the momentous occasion, dipped into his heritage by donning a vibrant African print blazer which was perfectly complemented by a matching kufi cap and fuchsia tie.   

When receiving the acclaimed award, The Duke of Cambridge urged him to ‘keep what you’re doing’ – but rejected the offer of one of his trademark lycra outfits.

Mr Motivator said: ‘I do this because I love what I do, and it’s been like that since 1993 when my television [break] came along.

Special moment: The 69-year-old fitness guru – real name Derrick Evans – propelled to fame in the 90s after delivering live workout sessions and offering expert advice on breakfast programme GMTV

Go Derrick! His services to health and fitness over his almost three-decade career have been rightfully recognised, as the instructor proudly exhibited his award

Fitness advocate: In response to the popularity of his fitness sessions, he released a number of fitness and workout videos in the 1990s (pictured 1994)

Go Derrick! His services to health and fitness over his almost three-decade career have been rightfully recognised, as the instructor proudly exhibited his award

Proud: When receiving the acclaimed award, The Duke of Cambridge urged him to 'keep what you're doing' – but rejected the offer of one of his trademark lycra outfits

Proud: When receiving the acclaimed award, The Duke of Cambridge urged him to ‘keep what you’re doing’ – but rejected the offer of one of his trademark lycra outfits

Success story: Among his most noteworthy work include running online home exercises during lockdown and hosted a week-long workout with actress Linda Lusardi to raise money for Age UK’s Emergency Coronavirus Appeal (pictured with wife Sandra)

Success story: Among his most noteworthy work include running online home exercises during lockdown and hosted a week-long workout with actress Linda Lusardi to raise money for Age UK’s Emergency Coronavirus Appeal (pictured with wife Sandra)

‘So fitness is a way of life for me, more so than ever now because I think there is a real need not just for the physical side of fitness but also the mental side.’

Among his most noteworthy work include running online home exercises during lockdown and hosting a week-long workout with actress Linda Lusardi to raise money for Age UK’s Emergency Coronavirus Appeal.

The TV icon returned to television screens amid the pandemic on BBC One programme HealthCheck UK Live.

Acclaimed award: The trainer said of his chat with Prince William: 'You know what he was so great. He was just brilliant'

Acclaimed award: The trainer said of his chat with Prince William: ‘You know what he was so great. He was just brilliant’

The trainer said of his chat with Prince William: ‘You know what he was so great. He was just brilliant.

‘He said to me, “Listen, I’ve always admired you, I love what you’re doing. Keep what you’re doing.”

‘I said to him there’s such a strong relationship between what you have been doing in terms of the mental side and the physical.

‘He said “Will I have to get into a unitard?” I said “no, no, no but I have got one made up for you!” He said “no you look better than me!”‘

Derrick paid tribute to his wife on Instagram on Wednesday, dubbing her, ‘the hottest, brightest, most fabulous colourful escort.’

In full, he wrote: ‘#palmer the hottest, brightest,most fabulous colourful escort, ready for action. I am honoured to have her on my arm as we get ready to shine as we collect the MBE, I could not have done this without Palmer. wow wow wow she is so hot [sic] #partner #lover #buddy #pal #lucky #honoured #sayyeah’. 

Sweet: Derrick paid tribute to his wife on Instagram on Wednesday, dubbing her, 'the hottest, brightest, most fabulous colourful escort.'

Sweet: Derrick paid tribute to his wife on Instagram on Wednesday, dubbing her, ‘the hottest, brightest, most fabulous colourful escort.’

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