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Ben Shephard's wife has a great hack for making exercise more bearable

The Good Morning Britain host shared a clip of Annie on Instagram

ben shephard and wife annie

Ben Shephard has shared a video of his wife Annie passing the time while exercising by reading a cookbook – which is an excellent way to keep your brain preoccupied and stop yourself giving up on exercise because it's boring. Taking to Instagram, the Good Morning Britain host revealed on Saturday morning that he was going to cycle an incredible 150 kilometres for charity on his exercise bike in the beautiful garden of his home, and that he and his family would split the distance by taking turns, and during her part of the ride, Annie could be heard saying: "I'm planning lunch!"

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Whilst he filmed Annie flicking through a cookbook as she pedalled away, Ben said: "Second changeover, Sam has handed over to his mum. Bit more of a sedated pace now." It was then that Annie exclaimed: "I'm planning lunch!" Ben replied: "Annie's planning lunch while on the ride."

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Annie on the bike with a cookbook 

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In the background of his video, Ben and Annie's huge garden could be seen. Featuring a rustic white shed and leafy arches, the outdoor space also features a never-ending path, with apple trees and vegetable beds. 

In 2019, the father-of-two proudly revealed that he had made his very own gin bench. In a photo posted to Instagram, two generous gin and tonics were perched on the bench, with Ben writing in the caption: "Ahhh the first gins on the garden gin bench (which I built and amazingly is still standing!?) for #2019 - they won’t last long!! #HappyEaster #Gin #GardenGin."It's not just the grounds that are stunning. Inside the property, there is a kitchen complete with an Aga and wood fittings, a living room with a working fireplace and a large kitchen area with French doors and original features. Ben lives with Annie and their two sons Jack and Sam.

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