Sheffield welcomes Ennis home

Thousands of people have gathered in Sheffield city centre for the homecoming of local girl and Olympic heptathlon gold medallist, Jessica Ennis.

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Jessica Ennis: 'It's so nice to be back in my home city'

Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Jessica Ennis has arrived in Sheffield for her homecoming celebrations.

Before greeting thousands of fans that had gathered to welcome her home, Ennis told ITV News' Alastair Stewart: "It's so nice to be back in my home city, and I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone".

She also said she was still "on a massive high" after her victory.

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Sheffield to welcome golden girl Jessica Ennis home

Jessica Ennis celebrates after winning gold in the heptathlon
Jessica Ennis celebrates after winning gold in the heptathlon Credit: Press Association

Thousands of people are expected to gather in Sheffield city centre later today for the homecoming of local girl and Olympic heptathlon gold medallist, Jessica Ennis.

The event will be a celebration of Jessica's victory and city leaders are asking those attending to bring or wear something gold in honour of her achievement.

Find out more on the ITV Calendar website.