Boyzone’s very own Shane Lynch joined the founder of an international martial arts franchise in Devizes on Monday to promote a new Ladies Only kicking boxing class.

Shane Lynch and Matt Fiddes, founder of Matt Fiddes Martial Arts joined more than 80 ladies at Nursteed Primary School to teach self defence and martial arts based exercise which was led by instructor Tracy Court.

Matt Fiddes said: "It was great to see so many smiling happy faces last night in Devizes. I love the area as it is not far from where I live. It was an honour for Shane to take time out of his busy schedule to attend and inspire the women of Devizes to put their health and safety first.”

He added: "We were not expecting such a huge turn out. It was a wonderful fun-filled evening."

At the end of the session, Mr Lynch talked about his music career and answered questions alongside the founder who he met through Michael Jackson in the nineties where Mr Fiddes was his personal bodyguard.

The Boyzone singer, now fitness fanatic has joined forces with Matt Fiddes as an official brand ambassador and the duo will visit academies across the UK to talk about their careers and promote martial arts to the community.

Shane Lynch said: “I was really impressed by what Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools teach and how they educate. The classes are very professional but also encourage fun and family values.

“For ladies I think it is wonderful as you can learn how to defend yourself while keeping in shape.”

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