Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover and her TV presenter husband, Steve Backshall, are set to welcome twins in the summer.

The double gold medallist, who lives in Cookham, tweeted the good news to her 48,000 followers, sharing a picture of herself posing against a sunset with her baby bump on show and a snap of her husband looking at two chicks.

She wrote: “Soooo...the biggest adventure of our lives…two little (chicks) of our own arriving this summer,” while Mr Backshall, sharing the same two pictures, wrote: “On the boat with my three favourite people; seems this summer we’ll have some little ones of our own.”

Helen, 31, and her rowing partner Heather Stanning won Britain’s first gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012, and in Rio in 2016 they took gold again, becoming the first British female rowers to defend their Olympic crown.

She moved from Cornwall to Cookham in 2015.