Beth Tweddle more recognised for DOI than Olympics
Beth Tweddle is recognised more for taking part in 'Dancing on Ice' than winning bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Beth Tweddle gets recognised more for 'Dancing on Ice' than the Olympics.
The 28-year-old gymnast believes taking part in the ITV skating show threw her into the limelight more so than bagging a bronze medal at the London 2012 Games, and admits being on TV week-in week-out allowed her true personality to shine through to the public.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said:"Yeah I think actually after 'Dancing on Ice' I got recognised more because it's on TV every week.
"People felt like they grew to knew me and my personality rather than seeing me do gymnastics, whereas on 'Dancing on Ice' you can see my character coming through so it was really nice."
Beth - who was crowned the winner of the 2013 skating series with her professional partner Dan Whiston - was able to relax from her strict Olympian diet when she was on the programme, but she was able to squeeze into the show's revealing costumes thanks to her usual healthy eating plan.
She explained: "After the Olympics it was quite strict but obviously I was still in the limelight with 'Dancing on Ice' and wearing costumes that were quite revealing but I was able to let myself go a little bit more. But I'm used to being healthy so I kind of knew what to do."
Beth Tweddle is working with Lil-Lets to launch 'Becoming A Teen' - a campaign that aims to help reassure and educate young girls on the issues they face when going into and throughout the teenage years. For more information and advice please visit www.lil-lets.co.uk/becomingateen or www.youtube.com/becomingateenuk
To see a video of Beth talking about how she managed relationships with her friends, family and boys when she was growing up, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHAxgTIQcCQ