Oh, Rebecca Adlington. How we love you.
Is it just us, or is Rebecca Adlington presenting quickly becoming one of our very favourite things about the Olympics?!
(Except for maybe naked divers. Because that one will always hold a special place in our heart).
From seeming to tell her co-presenter Mark Foster to ‘F’ off live on air to getting all teary over Michael Phelps’ lil’ baba, Becky is certainly a girl after our own heart.
So, what has Becks done this time?! Well, the mum-of-one has seemingly thrown a lil’ shade at Hungarian swimmer Katina Hosszu’s husband/coach Shane Tusup. And we are living for it.
Whilst presenting last nights women’s 200 metre backstroke semi-final, Rebecca shared her confusion over Shane’s reaction to his wife’s victory.
After fellow co-presenter Helen Skelton told the cameras: ‘We spend a lot of time looking at her coach and husband’, Rebecca replied, ‘I’m so fascinated’.
(For all those wondering, this is Shane…)
Helen then added, ‘Here he is with his man-bun of rage on the top of his head there’ to which Rebecca answered (in reference to Shane’s tattoo), ‘I love that he’s got HER tattoo, her world record, on him… Like, should we tell him it’s hers?’.
And yes, we’ve very much added ‘man-bun of rage’ to our collection of insults too.
Mark Foster, another member of the Olympic swimming presenting team, then joined in with the observations- sharing he felt ‘it’s quite an intense relationship… The two of them together have made a fantastic… swimmer’.
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And, well, they say actions speak louder than words, as this was Becky’s face…
Yup, Becky is anything but impressed with Mr Man-Bun of Rage.
It’s been a pretty dramatic ride for the swimming presenting crew. For the past week, its been widely speculated that Rebecca and Mark are involved in a romantic relationship- after the pair seemed to flirt their team-GB socks off.
Speculation was very much heightened after Rebecca appeared to stroke Marks thigh whilst live on air.
However Mark later denied that the pair were anything more than co-workers, sharing: ‘Becky does that simply to get my attention either when she has something to say or else she wants me to butt in’. Boo.
Oh, and another thing. The Olympic pool is currently green.
Yup, it’s been a ride.