Yesterday I hosted a live Q&A with former Olympic Champion & three times World Champion, Dame Jessica Ennis Hill! The event took place at the adidas flagship store on Oxford Street, to celebrate a big weekend of sport here in London.
Live hosting and presenting is pretty new territory for me, so I felt both nervous and excited as we prepared backstage at the store. I met Jess twice last year, both times she was really friendly and chatty so I knew that she’d be a fantastic guest to interview.
During the Q&A, Jess talked about how she’d prepared for the Olympic games in London and in Rio, which of the heptathlon events she enjoyed the most (100m hurdles) and how her life has changed since retirement.
As a sat opposite Jess, I was completely in awe. Jess’s achievements have had such a huge impact on women’s athletics. She is an incedible role model to young women and aspiring athletes. I thanked her for waving the flag for us girls.
After the official Q&A, Jess and I returned to the green room, where I asked a few more cheeky fun questions, such as ‘What’s your favourite breakfast?’ ‘Are you always on time? and ‘What was the last book you read? Watch our video below, to find out what Jess had to say…