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Dame Jess Ennis-Hill denies 'Strictly' rumours

Rumours that Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is to appear on Strictly Come Dancing have circulated for years, with some believing 2017 is the year we will see her finally put on her dancing shoes.

Earlier, she was at a book signing in Sheffield and was asked directly whether we are likely to see her on the hit show.

Not any time soon, no. I mean, I love watching Strictly, I enjoy watching it I think it's a great programme but it's not quite for me at this stage."

– ITV News

Ennis-Hill was promoting her new children's book at the time, "Evie's Magic Bracelet: The Silver Unicorn".

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Jessica Ennis-Hill to be re-inducted into Hall of Champions

Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates on the podium after winning the gold medal in the women's Heptathlon event during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships Credit: Press Association

Sheffield's Jessica Ennis-Hill is being honoured by the Institute of Sport today to celebrate her World Championship success.

The heptathlete is being re-inducted into the Hall of Champions for a third time after she won her latest world title at the games in Beijing earlier this year.

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Ennis-Hill committed to return to athletics

Sheffield's Olympic gold medallist, Jessica Ennis-Hill, says she is 100% committed to returning to athletics, following the birth of her baby.

The heptathlete was at Hampden Park in Glasgow today, which has been converted to host part of the Commonwealth games this year.

27 year-old Jess, who is an ambassador to the Games, won't compete as she is due to give birth this summer - but says she is but is determined to represent Team GB in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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