British Olympic Dreams
Dressed for safety
We started filming at Olympic Park while it was being constructed so often had to wear safety clothing over my filming clothes.
1 of 26
This is my co-presenter Ore and the crew filming in Olympic Park with their safety gear on
2 of 26
How do I look?
Ore checking his make up in the Aquatics Centre changing rooms
3 of 26
Does my bum look big in this?
The safety gear was near quite the right size for me!
4 of 26
Freezing while filming
This was a traumatic filming day. It was so cold I couldn't say the word 'swimming' and had to keep doing retakes which only made the problem worse!
5 of 26
My favourite bridge
I never get tired of filming near the best looking bridge in London - Tower Bridge.
6 of 26
Filming on the Thames
This episode of British Olympic Dreams had a water theme so we filmed all of our links while on a boat.
7 of 26
Team GB kit launch
This catwalk was set up inside the Tower of London so Team GB could show off their new Stella McCartney-designed kit.
8 of 26
We asked Paralympian Ellie to give us her best pose for our Team GB kit launch camera
9 of 26
London first hosted the Olympic Games in 1908, here in White City.
10 of 26
We were invited to film inside the Orbit in Olympic Park before it opened. The viewing gallery has two huge mirrors in it
11 of 26
Shoe cupboard for horses
I spotted these horseshoe shelves while filming at three day eventer William Fox-Pitt's stables
12 of 26
The Fox-Pitt parade ring
This is the view from three-day eventer William Fox-Pitt's offices - this is where his horses are exercised.
13 of 26
We spent a day filming the Olympic torch passing through the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock. The London 2012 mascot Wenlock was named after the town the first Olympian Games were held. They are regarded as an inspiration for the modern Olympic Games.
14 of 26
St Paul's Cathedral
We often filmed at great London landmarks. This photo was taken on Millennium Bridge, which links the Tate Modern and St. Paul's Cathedral
15 of 26
The production team found this rooftop in the City of London which had a great view of the capital's skyline.
16 of 26
The Shah and the Shard
Everytime we see the Shard, Ore insists we take a photo of me with it.
17 of 26
The staircase to Big Ben
There are 334 steps to the Big Ben belfry
18 of 26
Big Ben is of course the name of the bell, not the Clock Tower, which is now known as the Elisabeth Tower
19 of 26
Filming inside the Big Ben clock face
This was a great day of filming. We asked for one of the glass panels of the clock face to be removed so we could film me from the other side of the River Thames
20 of 26
My view from inside the Big Ben clock face
I took this photo while looking out of the clock face
21 of 26
All Albums > British Olympic Dreams > Posing inside the Big Ben clock face Posing inside the Big Ben clock face Posing inside the Big Ben clock face
The views from the clock face are spectacular
22 of 26
The Big Ben clock face
This is the inside of one of four clock faces on the tower
23 of 26
View of the Millenium wheel from the Big Ben clock
24 of 26
Another view from inside the Big Ben clock face
25 of 26
A view of the River Thames from the Big Ben clock
26 of 26