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10 October 2019, 10:32 | Updated: 29 January 2021, 11:19
Olympian Greg Rutherford has joined the line-up for Celebrity MasterChef 2019. Here's the lowdown.
The track and field athlete has joined the star-studded line-up of this year's Celebrity Masterchef, which kicks off later this summer.
But how old is he, who's wife Susie and how many kids do they have? Here's the lowdown...
Rutherford was born in Milton Keynes on 17 November, 1986 - making him 32-years-old at the time of writing this article.
As a child, Greg played a plethora of sports, including rugby, football and badminton. He even had trials with Aston Villa at the age of 14.
Greg is also related to football legend, Jock Rutherford.
In 2014, a £100,000 metal statue of Greg was erected in Milton Keynes.
Greg and his partner Susie Verrill live in a small village, just outside of Milton Keynes with their two sons, Rex and Milo.
Milo, who was born in 2014, is their eldest, while little Rex was born in July 2017.
In total, Greg has won 9 medals for Team GB - including two Olympic medals.
At the London 2012 Olympics, Greg won gold for long jump, before taking home bronze at Rio 2016 for the same event.
He also won gold at the 2015 Beijing World Championships, the 2014 and 2016 European Championships in Zurich and Amsterdam, respectively, as well as at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the European Junior Championships in 2005.
Rutherford was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013, as part of the Queen's New Year Honours.
In 2018, Greg was given the European Athletics Lifetime Achievement award.