22 Pushup Challenge: Doughty Street barrister tackles the latest social media craze

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By Thomas Connelly on

The suit and UGG slippers combo is a nice touch


Doughty Street Chambers barrister Tunde Okewale MBE showcased his athleticism over the weekend, performing the ‘22 Pushup Challenge’ to his 25,000 Twitter fans.

The challenge — created by US charity Honor Courage Commitment — aims to raise awareness about the difficulties ex-military personnel have integrating back into society.

Rising to the challenge, Okewale — who regularly posts his gym exploits on both Instagram and Twitter — performed his 22 pushups in what appears to be his kitchen.

Wearing a full suit and fluffy UGG-style slippers, Okewale can be heard saying “challenge accepted” before quickly knocking out his pushups with ease.

Okewale — who shares a chambers with Amal Clooney — quickly uploaded a second video, this time throwing in a few claps for good measure.

Earlier this summer, Okewale, who is the most followed barrister on Instagram, was awarded an MBE for his “services to the community and disadvantaged young people”.