Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Greg Rutherford Interview 2019…
Gregory Rutherford, MBE is a retired British track and field athlete who specialised in long jump.
He represented Great Britain at the Olympics, World and European Championships, and England at the Commonwealth Games.
Rutherford won the long jump gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 and 2016 European Athletics Championships and 2015 World Athletics Championships, and topped the 2015 IAAF Diamond League rankings in the event.
Research findings by LEGO® City reveal that only 7% of children aged 4-7 and 4% of 812-year olds want to be either police officers or fire fighters when they grow up. The top career choice for one in five (20%) 8-12 year olds, however, is to become a YouTuber. We talk to Greg to discuss.
Enjoy an exclusive interview with Greg and Alex via YouTube:
In 2014 Rutherford won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in July with a jump of 8.20 m. In August he won gold at the European Athletics Championships with a jump of 8.29 m.
In 2012, Rutherford and gymnast Louis Smith took part in an episode of The Million Pound Drop Live as part of their ‘Celebrity Games’ series. In 2013, he appeared in an episode of Fake Reaction and took part in a celebrity special edition of The Cube and won £20,000 for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Hula Animal Rescue.
In 2014 Rutherford participated in The Great Sport Relief Bake Off and appeared as a contestant on The Chase: Celebrity Special, but was beaten by the chaser.
From September 2016 Rutherford was a contestant in the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing where he was partnered with professional Natalie Lowe. He was eliminated in week 9, after a dance-off with Claudia Fragapane. Also in 2016, he appeared in 5 episodes of Season 1 of the TV show Battlechefs.
Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 3rd April 2019.