Olympic champion Laura Trott's 'regret' over 'kids with good genes' tweet


Olympic champion Laura Trott has admitted feeling "regret" after she posted a tweet in which she joked her future children with fellow Olympian Jason Kenny would have good genes.

The cyclist famously posted a gushing message on Twitter in the wake of both her and her fiance's success at the Rio Games in August, which read: "Arghhhh!!!!!! I love him to bits @JasonKenny107!! Our kids have to get some of these genes right?!"

Laura, 24, and Jason, 28, scored enormous success at the Games, with Laura claiming two golds to become Britain's most successful female Olympian and Jason triumphing on three occasions to take his gold medal tally to six following successes at the Beijing and London Games.

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny
Jason Kenny poses with fiancee Laura Trott (David Davies/PA)

But now the cycling champion has confessed to feeling a touch of regret over her amusing social media message, while appearing alongside her future husband on the first episode of the new series of The Jonathan Ross Show.

She told host Jonathan: "I regret that tweet. It was funny, I sent it out because I was like people are going to retweet this, I'll get more followers.

"(I just tweeted) that our kids would have good genes. They will though, won't they!"

When quizzed over the possibility of the two of them having children soon, she said it was a no for now as "we can barely look after ourselves".

The couple also revealed they were not planning on getting married just yet and that they were becoming accustomed to the interest in their high-profile relationship.

Laura, who has been engaged to her teammate since 2014, said: "After London 2012 (the interest in us as a couple) kind of kick-started so I guess we have got used to it a little bit, especially at the World Championships.

"I guess there's more of a focus, I guess it's more embarrassing than anything else."

Laura and Jason on The Jonathan Ross Show
Laura and Jason appear on The Jonathan Ross Show alongside Renee Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Aisling Bea, members of the Team GB gold-winning hockey team and Tom Odell (ITV)

She said that they had yet to set a date for their impending nuptials, but that it would be "soon, hopefully".

"We've been engaged for a while now but we had that hurdle in the way," she added, referring to the recent Olympic Games.

Jason spoke about his pride for his fiancee in performing so well at the Olympics and their support for each other.

He said: "I wanted Laura to do well but at the end of the day we'd hopefully still be together had we not done well.

The Jonathan Ross Show
The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a new series (ITV)

"It's nice to enjoy it together."

Laura and Jason appeared on the chat show alongside Bridget Jones's Baby stars Renee Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey, as well as Hollywood veteran John Malkovich, actress Aisling Bea and members of the Team GB gold medal-winning hockey team.

The Jonathan Ross Show returns to ITV1 on Saturday September 10 at 9.30pm.