Who is Sharron Davies? Celebrity Island 2017 star, Olympic medalist, BBC swimming presenter and Dancing on Ice contestant

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Surviving sharron

Former competitive swimmer will be put through her paces on Bear Grylls’ outdoor survival TV series

SHARRON DAVIES will feature on the new series of Bear Gryll’s show Celebrity Island 2017.

The former Olympian is no stranger to competition as she will battle it out on the survival show in Panama.

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Sharron Davies will feature on Celebrity Island 2017

Bear Grylls’ show begins on Tuesday August 29

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Bear Grylls’ show begins on Tuesday August 29

What did Sharron Davies win?

Davies has represented Great Britain at the Olympics and European championships as well as competing for England at the Commonwealth Games.

She won silver at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow in the 400-metre individual medley.

As well as winning two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in 1978.

When did she retire?

Davies initially retired at the age of just 18 before returning to the sport nine years later.

She then eventually retired for good in 1994.

Davies is now a patron of the Disabled Sport England and the Sports Aid Foundation.

Sharron Davies represented Great Britain at the Olympics

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Sharron Davies represented Great Britain at the Olympics

She won a silver medal at the 1980s Olympics

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She won a silver medal at the 1980s Olympics

What records did she break?

During her career, Sharron broke a staggering 200 British records, with some still standing today.

She also set five World Masters records during her spectacular career.

To cap off her commitment to sport, the Queen awarded her an MBE.

What other TV shows has she been in?

Davies has featured on TV on countless occasions and she starred on ITV’s Gladiators as Amazon after joining in 1995 – but she was forced to leave the show due to a knee injury.

She also appears regularly as a commentator on the BBC for swimming events.

Davies has gone on to commentate at the 2008 Olympic games as well as the London Olympics handover party.

Sharron Davies works as a commentator for the BBC

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Sharron Davies works as a commentator for the BBC

She also featured on ITV’s hit show Dancing on Ice

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She also featured on ITV’s hit show Dancing on Ice


She also worked at the 2016 Olympic Games in 2016 along with fellow stars Helen Skelton, Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster.

She also was a contestant on Dancing on Ice and was elimated in the seventh week of the series in 2010.

What is Celebrity Island and when does it start?

A total of 10 celebs, including Towie’s Lucy Mecklenburgh and Corrie’s Ryan Thomas, will spend a few weeks stranded on an island in Panama for a new series of Bear Grylls’ show.

Welsh sprinter Iwan Thomas, TV doctor Sara Kayat, comedian Mark Watson, former Team GB swimmer Sharron Davies and actress Shazia Mirza are all taking part in the new series of Celebrity Island.

The show returns to Channel 4 today (Tuesday) August 29.

Celebs give their advice for surviving Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls

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