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Rebecca Adlington at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss held at the Tate Modern, Bankside, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th September 2016

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Rebecca Adlington Announces Split From Husband Harry Needs After 18 Months Of Marriage


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Former British Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington has announced that she’s split from her husband Harry Needs after only 18 months of marriage.

A brief statement on the 27 year old’s official website on Wednesday morning (March 16th) said that the separation was “amicable” and that she and Needs, also a fellow ex-swimmer, would remain “close friends”.

Adlington and Needs, three years her junior, married in August 2014 at a rural venue in Staffordshire and welcomed a baby daughter, named Summer, together in June last year. However, new parenthood seems to have been a tough transition for the couple, with Adlington revealing that she and Needs had had a series of rows recently.

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Another Injury: Is ‘The Jump’ The Most Cursed Series Ever?


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Channel 4 reality contest ‘The Jump’ has gone through a number of line-up changes since beginning on January 31st, thanks to the high number of injuries suffered by the celebrity contestants. The latest celeb to fall victim to injury is former ‘Eastenders’ actor Joe Swash, who has broken a bone in his shoulder ahead of tonight’s episode (February 14th).

Joe SwashJoe Swash is the latest contestant to face injury on ‘The Jump’.

Tweeting a picture of himself in bandages the actor wrote, “I broke a bone in my shoulder that’s a good start!!!#2016.” However Swash is still expected to compete tonight, with a spokesperson saying: “He was checked over by medics and has been cleared to take part.”

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Rebecca Adlington - arrives the Titanic building in Belfast for the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards - Belfast, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th December 2015

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Rebecca Adlington - BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2015 held at Odyssey Arena - Arrivals - Belfast, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th December 2015

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Rebecca Adlington - Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2015 in London's Hyde Park at Hyde Park - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 11th October 2015

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Rebecca Adlington and Derek Redmond
Rebecca Adlington and Derek Redmond
Vas Blackwood, Charlie Webster, Jenni Falconer, Jo Whiley, John Altman, Diana Marchmant, Rebecca Adlington, Emily Maitlis and Derek Redmond
Vas Blackwood, Charlie Webster, Jenni Falconer, Jo Whiley, John Altman, Diana Marchmant, Rebecca Adlington, Emily Maitlis and Derek Redmond
Vas Blackwood, Charlie Webster, Jenni Falconer, Jo Whiley, John Altman, Diana Marchmant, Rebecca Adlington, Emily Maitlis and Derek Redmond

Rebecca Adlington - Pride of Britain Awards 2015 Grosvenor House Hotel - Arrivals at Grosvenor House Hotel, Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Monday 28th September 2015

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Billy Connolly Becomes Ambassador For The 2014 Commonwealth Games


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Gruff-voiced comedian Billy Connolly is to be an ambassador for the 2014 Commonwealth games, reports The Press Association. The games will be held in his hometown of Glasgow.

Connolly will work alongside Olympic cycling hero Sir Chris Hoy and swimmer Rebecca Adlington in the role, whilst organisers prepare to unveil the official Games mascot on Thursday. "I know that the people of Glasgow will enjoy the Games immensely, the whole of Scotland will. We are a nation that welcomes all visitors with a smiling face. The goodwill of Scots will stand forever, we will always have that," explained the comedian, who thinks the key to the games is involving the youth. "Without the youth of today creating a momentum behind an event, nothing is taken forward. By engaging with children in the design of the mascot, a buzz has been created. You can feel the excitement for the Games already."

An event such as these takes thousands of volunteers to make it a viable success, 15,000 to specific. But the Glaswegian funny-man is confident that the public will step up – like they did for the London 2012 Olympic Games – to make another memorable sporting event happen for Great Britain. "We love taking part in everything and for something as big as the Commonwealth Games, people will be coming out in their droves to spectate and volunteer. Without question, Glasgow 2014 will be a huge success."


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