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Ripon Olympian Jack Laugher collects his MBE

Jack Laugher with Prince Charles Photo: PA

Olympic champion Jack Laugher has received his MBE alongside diving partner Chris Mears.

The pair came out on top after a seamless performance in the synchronised 3m springboard at the 2016 games in Rio.

Laugher, from Ripon, went on to win a silver in the men's individual 3m springboard.

On receiving the honour from Prince Charles, Laugher said he had never felt nerves as extreme in his life, not even when he was on the cusp of winning a gold medal.

It was fantastic, and something that I'll remember for the rest of my life.

It's nice having Chris here as well. It was nice that we could do it together. I would be a lot more nervous without him."

– Jack Laugher MBE

Recalling his encounter with Charles, Laugher said: "He actually made a joke, and said 'oh, the real gymnasts are coming now'."

Chris Mears and Jack Laugher Credit: PA