All Sports - 60 seconds with Beth Tweddle

Back in 2010 we caught up with Britain's most successful ever gymnast, Beth Tweddle, and discovered she has a mild obssession with tidiness and order.

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All Sports - 60 seconds with Beth Tweddle
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Beth Tweddle

Who was your sporting hero?

It would have to be Paula Radcliffe and Kelly Holmes, because both had injuries but they still managed to produce the results. I have had a lot of injuries through my career too, and so it makes me feel a lot better about it.

If you were not a gymnast, what would you be doing?

I would definitely be involved in sport, because since the day I was born I have loved it. I was always a very strong athlete so I guess I would be doing sport, I just can't decide which one it would have been.

If your house was burning down, what possession would you save?

Definitely pictures and photos. I love photos a lot! A mixture of family and friends, of Christmas... I just have so many photos because I always have a camera on me. It's great!

What is your most annoying habit?

Mild OCD. Everything has to be symmetrical in the house: all my DVDs and stuff. I hate to think that my things are not in the right place and they have to be perfect.

What is currently playing on your iPod?

I don't really care too much about music, but the Now 74 album is quite good. It's a mixture of the new chart stuff.

What is the worst album which you own?

I don't really buy much music. I'm just not into it!

What is your most embarrassing moment in a gymnasium?

I think a competition which I was in straight after winning the World Championships in 2006. They asked me to do a floor routine, but the floor was very dodgy. So instead of doing four tumbles, I actually only did three! It was hilarious. I had to make up the finish and my coach must have been like, "what?".

Who is your ideal man?

I don't have a boyfriend at the moment, but someone who is into sport and is understanding.

Is there anyone famous you like?

No, not really. If I am honest there is no one I like.

If you could have dinner with three people, who would they be?

Paula Radcliffe, Kelly Holmes...and that's it.

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be?

I would be a fly! Just so that I could fly around everywhere.

If you wrote an autobiography, what would the title be?

'Stubborn and Determined' by me.

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