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Olympic champion Laura Trott's 'regret' over 'kids with good genes' tweet

Published 09/09/2016

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny scored enormous success at the Rio Games
Laura Trott and Jason Kenny scored enormous success at the Rio Games

Olympic champion Laura Trott has admitted feeling "regret" after she posted a tweet in which she joked her future children with fellow Olympian Jason Kenny would have good genes.

The cyclist famously posted a gushing message on Twitter in the wake of both her and her fiance's success at the Rio Games in August, which read: " Arghhhh!!!!!! I love him to bits @JasonKenny107!! Our kids have to get some of these genes right?!"

Trott, 24, and Kenny, 28, scored enormous success at the Games, with Trott claiming two golds to become Britain's most successful female Olympian and Kenny triumphing on three occasions to take his gold medal tally to six following successes at the Beijing and London Games.

But now the cycling champion has confessed to feeling a touch of regret over her amusing social media message, while appearing alongside her future husband on the first episode of the new series of The Jonathan Ross Show.

She told host Ross: "I regret that tweet. It was funny, I sent it out because I was like people are going to retweet this, I'll get more followers.

"(I just tweeted) that our kids would have good genes. They will though won't they!"

When quizzed over the possibility of the two of them having children soon, she said it was a no for now as "we can barely look after ourselves".

The couple also revealed they were not planning on getting married just yet and that they were becoming accustomed to the interest in their high-profile relationship.

Trott, who has been engaged to her teammate since 2014, said: "After London 2012 (the interest in us as a couple) kind of kick-started so I guess we have got used to it a little bit, especially at the World Championships.

"I guess there's more of a focus, I guess it's more embarrassing than anything else."

She said that they had yet to set a date for their impending nuptials, but that it would be "soon, hopefully".

"We've been engaged for a while now but we had that hurdle in the way ... " she added, referring to the recent Olympic Games.

Kenny spoke about his pride for his fiancee in performing so well at the Olympics and their support for each other.

He said: "I wanted Laura to do well but at the end of the day we'd hopefully still be together had we not done well.

"It's nice to enjoy it together."

Trott and Kenny appeared on the chat show alongside Bridget Jones's Baby stars Renee Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey, as well as Hollywood veteran John Malkovich, actress Aisling Bea and members of the Team GB gold medal-winning hockey team.

:: The Jonathan Ross Show returns to ITV1 on Saturday September 10 at 9.30pm.

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