VIDEO: Beth crowned champion again

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Not content with skating to victory in the last series of Dancing on Ice, Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle got competitive in the kitchen when she came to the Fylde coast.

And she once again claimed the top title, when she won a Subway Sub Jammer contest to make the neatest foot-long turkey sandwich in the quickest time possible.

Dan Whiston prepares to tuck in to a Subway sandwich, ably assisted by Karen Baber (left) and Beth Tweddle.

Dan Whiston prepares to tuck in to a Subway sandwich, ably assisted by Karen Baber (left) and Beth Tweddle.

The London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist was in town to join former Dancing on Ice partner, professional skater Dan Whiston, as he relaunched a branch of Subway, on Garstang Road East, Poulton.

Dan, from Poulton, and Dancing on Ice judge Karen Barber now co-own the store, along with another branch in Preston. They will soon be opening another branch in Waterloo Road, South Shore, towards the end of the year.

To mark the relaunch, Dan held a celebration day at the store – which saw fans invited – and given a free sub – to chat to Dan, Karen and Beth, get autographs and take photos.

And Beth competed against Karen and Radio Wave’s Hayley Kay to make the best sub. The competition raised £500 for Brian House Children’s Hospice in Bispham, which Beth will present to the charity.

Dan said: “It was a great day, such a good turn-out. We had a fantastic time talking to all the people who had come along, we even had fans from as far afield as London and Essex who came. There were a few gymnasts too, who were keen to see Beth.

“It was lovely, we gave out free subs, signed lots of autographs and raised money for Brian House. It’s handy for me knowing whenever I am home I can just pop in for a sandwich!”

It will be a busy few weeks for Dan, as he starts training for the next series of Dancing on Ice next month and is running a skate school at Jubilee Ice Rink, Cleveleys on Saturday, at 5pm, as well as one in Telford and one in Liverpool.