In celebration of a summer of sport, some of our favourite celebrities glammed up Olympic-style for Fabulous
Model and actress, 32, representing fencing,
Team GB history Gillian Sheen, now 83, won our only ever Olympic fencing gold in 1956. We’ve only bagged nine medals to date – but you know what they say about the underdog…
Hopes for 2012 Watch out for 21-year-old newcomer Sophie Williams. En garde!
When to tune in July 28-August 5 with finals on each day.
Random fact Loads of ballet positions are based on fencing moves.
TV presenter, 27, representing tennis
Team GB history We haven’t won gold in tennis since, er, 1920, when we triumphed at the men’s and women’s doubles. Overall, we’ve won 40 medals.
Hopes for 2012 Andy Murray, obvs! We’re hoping he’s buoyed up by Wimbledon.
When to tune in July 28-August 5, with finals on August 4 and 5.
Random fact Tennis used to be played with bare hands. Ouch!
Photography: Mark Hayman, styling: Chloe Wood. Laura wears: dress, ASOS; bangle, Pebble London
TV presenter, 33, representing Football
Team GB history We haven’t competed since 1960, but we won three golds between 1900-1912. Hopes for 2012 The men’s team is restricted to players under the age of 23 – apart from three players who can be older. Fingers crossed GB coach Stuart Pearce picks Becks, then.
When to tune in July 25-August 11, with finals from August 9-11.
Random fact There were 30 laws attempting to ban football in medieval times because games turned so violent. Thank goodness today’s players are so cool-headed…
Photography: Dan Smith Styling: Trudie Le Marie Christine wears: dress, River Island
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Left to right: Lydia Bright, 21, Lauren Pope, 29, and Billie Faiers, 22, representing hockey
Team GB history Great Britain hosted the first ever Olympic field hockey event in 1908. We last won gold in 1988, and have scooped 10 medals in the last 100 years.
Hopes for 2012 GB hockey star, Crista Cullen, 26, reckons that we can beat our sixth-place finish in 2008 because we’ll be playing to a home crowd.
When to tune in July 29-August 11, with finals on August 10 and 11
Random fact Ball-and-stick games date back to 1272 BC, when hurling was played in Ireland.
Photography: Mark Hayman Styling: Kate Barbour Lydia wears: shirt, New Look; skirt, Internacionale; tie, Primark; stockings, My Tights Lauren wears: cardigan, shirt, skirt, all New Look; tie, Primark Billie wears: blazer, New Look; shirt, Internacionale; skirt, New Look; tie, Primark; tights, My Tights
Model and actress, 33, representing the javelin
Team GB’s history I’m A Celebrity! star Fatima Whitbread, 51, is our top javelin star to date, winning bronze at the 1984 Olympics and silver four years later.
Hopes for 2012 She may be a heptathlete, but Jessica Ennis, 26, is the Team GB lady to watch when it comes to the javelin. She pulled out of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing due to a foot injury, so this is her first ever Games and her year to shine. Pressure, what pressure?
When to tune in The javelin competition runs from August 7-11, while the heptathlon takes place August 3-4.
Random fact Javelins were originally designed as weapons. Nice!
Photography: Mark Hayman Styling: Kate Barbour Danielle wears: dress, Aqua
Singer in the saturdays, 25, representing cycling
Team GB history We’re good at cycling! We’ve won 18 golds, including eight in 2008 and four-times gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, 36, is the most successful Olympic cyclist ever.
Hopes for 2012 Chris and Victoria Pendleton, 31, are going for gold in the sprint. Three-times world champ Shanaze Reade, 23, could triumph in the BMX and Mark Cavendish, 27, is tipped for the top in the road race.
When to tune in July 28-August 12, with finals across many days in BMX, sprint, road and track.
Random fact The first ever all-metal bike was the penny-farthing. Now that would be a fun race!
Photography: Pete Pedonomou Styling: Chloe Wood Mollie wears: jacket, Topshop; swimsuit, Urban Outfitters; shorts, H&M; headband, Johnny Loves Rosie; rings, Freedom at Topshop, Oasis, Abilu; bangle, Oasis; shoes, Office
Singer, 23, representing archery
Team GB history We last won a medal in 2004, when Alison Williamson, 40, scored us a bronze in Athens. Seeing as Britain is the land that produced Robin Hood, we reckon we should be a bit better at this.
Hopes for 2012 This will be Alison’s sixth Olympics. She’s the only British female to have won a medal at archery since 1908, so fingers crossed she can do it again.
When to tune in July 27-August 3, with finals on various dates.
Random fact Archery fans are called toxophilites. Which sounds a bit scary. Hey there, toxophilites! Now put those bows away.
Photography: Elizabeth Hoff Styling: Lynne McKenna Alexandra wears: body, Aqua; shoes, Office
Singer, 30, representing gymnastics
Team GB history We’ve never won gold in gymnastics (sob), but hot-to-trot Louis Smith, 23, won us a bronze on the pommel horse in 2008. We’ve bagged a total of four medals in total to date. Hopes for 2012 We’re pinning everything on Louis, as well as backing top British artistic gymnast Hannah Whelan, 20. When to tune in July 28-August 12, with finals on various days.
Random fact Rhythmic gymnastics (which is what Kimberly is demonstrating) originates from the Swedish “free exercise” movement, where you express your body and emotions through music.