Rebecca Adlington Was ‘Crying’ Before Returning From The Olympics

The 27-year-old couldn't help getting emotional after seeing a video of her daughter Summer watching her on TV...

Rebecca Adlington had an emotional reunion with her daughter Summer yesterday.

The 27-year-old jetted back from Rio after co-hosting the Olympics swimming events for the BBC – and, of course, she was desperate to see her little girl.

She Tweeted from the airport: ‘Nearly home and can’t wait to see my little one! But sat in Heathrow watching @KeriannePayne in the 10k. Come on kez!!!’

See: Why Did Rebecca Adlington Just *Cry* Live On TV?!

Aw. It can’t have been easy for Becky to be away from Summer, who she welcomed with estranged husband Harry Needs last year.

Over the weekend, she’d captioned a video of the toddler watching her on TV: ‘This ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #missyou #3moresleeps #crying.’

This ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #missyou #3moresleeps #crying

A video posted by Becky Adlington (@beckadlington) on

Fans were just as choked up as Becky, with comments including: ‘This breaks my heart!!!! xx,’ ‘Aw bless her she’ll be so proud of her mama when she’s old enough to know! ?,’ and: ‘OMG THIS IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!’

See: Rebecca Adlington Threw Some *Serious* Shade During Last Night’s Olympics

Others were keen to tell her how impressed they were with her presenting. One wrote: ‘Best commentary team of the Olympics goes to the Swimming team,’ while another said: ‘Just wanted to say i think you do an amazing job doing the coverage for the olympics and make it very enjoyable to watch [sic].’

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However, that wasn’t the only thing that people noticed about Rebecca’s on-screen appearances.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few days, you’ll know that the rumour mill has been going into overdrive over suggestions of a romance between her and her co-host Mark Foster. Ooh.

Eagle-eyed viewers found themselves a teeny bit excited last week when Becky appeared to stroke Mark’s thigh under the table while live on air.

However, Mark denied that this meant the pair were a thing, claiming that ‘thigh-gate’ was simply: ‘Becky [trying to get] my attention either when she has something to say or else she wants me to butt in.’

He later joked about their alleged flirtation when he revealed a fake tattoo of her face on his chest – which she seemed to find incredibly funny.

Ah. Let’s hope their friendship continues now she’s back in the UK, eh?