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Fatima Whitbread

Fatima WhitbreadFatima Whitbread, MBE is a world javelin champion, world record holder and twice Olympic medallist. After Fatima’s inspirational career as an athlete, the former BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner headed the Chafford Hundred elite runners club whose members included Linford Christie and Dame Kelly Holmes. Fatima has served as a school governor, is a qualified javelin coach, and spent many hours reporting at the Olympics in 2012.

As well as being the last woman standing on I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here, she cooked her way to total victory on the all-sport-champion’s Come Dine with Me in 2011. In addition she took part in a celebrity version of the Channel 4 show, Total Wipeout. Fatima recently delved into her family history filming for Channel 5’s My Secret Past- Series 2. Fatima had a fitness strand on This Morning in 2012 and has also taken part on A Question of Sport, The Wright Stuff, Celebrity Blockbusters, and co-fronted the BBC Learning Campaign – Olympic Give an Hour.

In 2015 Fatima was a contestant on the highly rated ITV series ‘Eternal Glory’.

Fatima’s best selling autobiography Fatima: The Autobiography of Fatima Whitbread was published in 1989. Fatima’s second book, Survivor was published in July 2012 and is a truly inspirational story as the figures show; Survivor was at number 31 after only 3 days sales.

Fatima is an engaging speaker who talks about her rise to success as an Olympic medallist and the trials and tribulations as she reached her goal. In addition she talks animatedly about her TV career from I’m a Celebrity to her more recent documentary.

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