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On Top of the Podium, Next to Dolly, and in Front of Camera: Denise Lewis Interview Special (Part II)

Released Wednesday, 20th May 2020
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WHAT a cliff-hanger that was. Aren't we wicked?

But - great news - Bayo is back, and so is Denise, and we're ready to pick up where we left off: approaching the 2000 Olympic Games.

Just in case you don't know how Denise got on in Sydney (although the episode title does contain a slight spoiler in that regard), we won't ruin the surprise here, but her recounting of the competition makes for a cracking listen. That said, the highlight of this episode is probably Lewis' Dolly Parton impression, which has to be heard to be believed. 'Better than her one of Eunice Barber in the last episode..? Surely not!' we heard you cry, but - trust us - it's magnificent.

Denise also discusses injury struggles and her ill-fated trip to Edmonton for the 2001 Worlds, her retirement a few years later, her move into broadcasting, and some of the most memorable moments she's witnessed at championships over the years.

Last, but certainly not least, there's a really quite lengthy chat about the cult-inspiring Denise Lewis Heptathlon game. Don't tell us we don't give you the hard-hitting journalism you want, listeners.

A HUGE 'thank you' to Denise for her time, honesty, humour, and insight: she really was a dreamy guest.

And 'thanks', in advance, to all of you, for those shiny reviews you're going to leave us on your podcast provider. We massively value the feedback, and it helps other people find this series. Go on: scribble something down about how we fill the athletics-shaped hole in your lives right now.

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