“It is an opportunity and I was told in the past I’d never be able to run again and that was not nice to be told…” she said. “Now the fact my body feels good, I’ve been given a challenge, an opportunity, I’m going to go give it my best shot.”
She also got a head start on some intimidation tactics, directing a jab at fellow contestant Kem Cetinay: “I came across Kem from Love Island and we saw each other at the ice rink. He saw my skills, I saw his skills… I’m better than him.”
The British athlete, who recently bagged a silver medal in the 4 x 400m relay at the World Athletics Championships in London, has come back from an 11-month stint on the sidelines through injury.