Chris Hoy - Chris Hoy Rubbishes X Factor Mentor Speculation
National cycling hero, Sir Chris Hoy has denied a possible mentoring role on the popular talent show The X Factor, according to Mtv. The Olympian, fresh from his exploits at London 2012 appeared bemused and perplexed to even be linked with the Itv juggernaut.
"Some amusing stories in press about me being a mentor on X-Factor; that's the first I've heard about it! dontbelievethehype!" said the 36-year old Scotland-born athlete on the social networking site, Twitter. He shortly followed that tweet by saying "and no I'm not doing Strictly either!!" Hoy will be buzzing after a hugely successful Olympics campaign. London 2012 saw the cycling veteran in an ambassadorial role for the games, but that halt his proficiency on the track. Leading Team GB out as the team's flag carrier at the opening ceremony, he went on to win gold in the team sprint with Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes, setting a new world record in the velodrome. To top it all off, he overtook Steve Redgrave as Britain's most successful Olympian of all time.
A source at The Sun had said "X Factor producers were literally jumping up and down with delight when they heard that all four Olympic athletes had agreed to do the show. In Mo, Bradley, Chris and Jess he has bagged arguably the cream of the crop from Team GB, and he is ecstatic they are going to be involved."Perhaps an Olympic themed show planned for this series is what ignited the rumours of various Olympic heroes talking up roles on the show, but based on the reaction so far, they are just that: rumours.