As he prepares to film another series of singing competition, The Voice, judge and singing legend Sir Tom Jones is showing no signs of slowing down, despite having a hip replacement in 2017. Now 78 and fast approaching his 80th birthday, he’s revealed the exercise he does every single morning without fail is boxercise to stay in shape.
In an interview on ITV’s This Morning, Tom revealed: "I do some exercises in the morning when I wake up and I'm on them. That's what I've been doing, squatting getting up and punching, squatting getting up punching."
Presenter Eamonn Holmes - who underwent double hip replacement surgery himself in 2016 - quickly asked how he finds working out with his false hip, to which Tom replied: "Yeah, oh yeah, it worked fantastic."
Host Ruth Langsford then queried whether he could now do more exercise because of his fixed hip, to which Tom answered: "Yeah. That's my New Year's resolution, eat less and work out more."
We can’t wait to hear more of Tom’s impressive anecdotes from his early career as he returns as a mentor on The Voice. Speaking to Eamonn and Ruth, Tom shared the story of when he first discovered his vocal talents.
He said: "When I was in school, when I was a kid, I would sing something and people would say, 'Wow that sounds great that doesn't sound like what we've heard on the original.'
"Because there are a lot of singers in my family, a lot of my family sing and to cousins, they asked them, 'What was different about Tom when he was a kid?' They said, 'Well the big difference with him was not only the way he sounded but he had to get on the table to perform.' Most children they shy away in the corner and they've got to be coaxed to sing, apparently I wanted to get on the table so that was the big difference."
We can’t wait to see more of Tom on The Voice this Saturday 5th January at 8pm on ITV.