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Celebrity status left Jessica Ennis with chip shop quandary

Jessica Ennis: Chip shop embarrassment. Picture: Getty

Jessica Ennis: Chip shop embarrassment. Picture: Getty

OLYMPIAN Jessica Ennis has revealed she was too embarrassed to go into a fish and chip shop after seeing her photo everywhere she went.

The gold medal-winning heptathlete was the London 2012 poster girl, with images of her in sporting action displayed across the UK.

In an interview being screened today, she told BBC1 presenter Graham Norton it added pressure to be seen to be healthy.

Ennis said: “Seeing big billboards was madness.

“One night I went to get fish and chips and there was a massive poster of me doing crunches and I couldn’t go in so turned and went to the supermarket.”

She said it was “mad” that she was being commended for having the best celebrity body.

However, the 26-year-old added: “It is great that it’s a sporting figure that’s out there now. It’s a good image rather than stick-skinny women that we see all the time.”

 

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