Originally Posted by Sweet FA
Not implying it's their only option but people seriously seem to expect them to turn offers which come their way down. Don't mean to be rude, but Rebecca Adlington would be very limited in terms of being offered TV work and the like so of course she is having to cut her coat according to her size...
I assume you mean by that that only conventially good-looking people will get TV work. I don't agree; Rebecca Adlington is a big name and would certainly be able to get work on TV, at least for a while. Of course, not all athletes do well on TV; the Australian Kathy Freeman tried it, was rubbish at it and vanished. Sue Barker by contrast proved a natural for it.