Olympic rower Victoria Thornley will officially open the new Aldi superstore in High Wycombe on Thursday.

Victoria, who won silver in the women’s double scull event after an outstanding performance at Rio 2016, will cut the ribbon and officially declare the supermarket open on Thursday morning.

After months of anticipation, the new budget supermarket in Baker Street will open its doors to customers from 8am.

The first 30 shoppers to arrive on the morning will be given a complimentary bag full of fruit and vegetables.

It forms part of Aldi’s “Get Set to Eat Fresh” initiative, which encourages children aged 5-14 to develop their understanding and love of healthy food.

A total of 31 jobs have been created with Aldi opening a new store in the town.

Commenting on the opening, Victoria said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting local shoppers and chatting about how to maintain a balanced, healthy diet.

"It’s important that everyone – not just athletes – eat the right food they need to fuel their bodies, so hopefully I can inspire them to try out some tasty, nutritious recipes.”

Store Manager, David Finlayter, added: “We’re really excited that Victoria is joining us to welcome our local community to their new Aldi store.

"We look forward to opening our doors to everyone on Thursday, September 27.”

The supermarket will be open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.