Dancing On Ice Libby Clegg: Who is the blind contestant and what is her condition?
5 January 2020, 17:01 | Updated: 5 January 2020, 19:13
Libby Clegg MBE is the first ever blind contestant to compete on DOI but who is she? And does she have a baby and boyfriend?
Paralympian Libby Clegg, who has an MBE, is the first blind contestant to ever take part on Dancing On Ice.
No stranger to taking on sporting challenges, the athlete is partnered with professional ice skater Mark Hanretty - but who is she?
From her eye condition that's left her blind, to her home life including her boyfriend and baby, here’s everything you need to know about Libby.
Who is Libby Clegg and how did she go blind?
Libby is a successful sprinting athlete who has represented team GB for many competitions including the Paralympic Games. She’s won both silver and gold medals during her career.
Libby suffers from a deteriorating rare eye condition called Stargardt’s Muscular Dystrophy. This has severely reduced her peripheral vision in her left eye, making her legally blind.
Does Libby Clegg have a baby?
Libby proudly welcomed her son Edward in April 2019 via C-section. The proud mum happily shows him off on social media and admits she couldn’t imagine life without him.
Is Libby Clegg married?
The 29-year-old isn’t yet married but is engaged to fellow Paralympian, Dan Powell.
He also broke records when he become the first blind person to take part in Ninja Warrior UK.