All Hucknall’s greatest Olympian, Andy Turner, wanted for Christmas was a giraffe! Yes, that’s right -- a REAL giraffe!
Sprint hurdler Turner (34), who retired from international athletics during 2014, gave his 20,500 followers on Twitter a laugh over the festive period by telling the tale.
He took his three-year-old daughter to see Santa, and she told him her perfect Christmas present would be a giraffe with blue eyes! So dad Andy played along and tweeted London Zoo to see if they had any spare!
Turner, who lives in Surrey with his girlfriend and two children, has been kept busy since his emotional retirement. He is running a successful circuit-training and aerobics group, called Antics Fitness, in his home town of Sutton, has been playing some football and plans to take up kickboxing.