Rebecca Adlington blocked nearly 4000 Twitter trolls over abuse which led to ‘nose job’

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Swimmer Rebecca Adlington has revealed the extent of thousands of cruel Twitter taunts which led to her having surgery to reduce the size of her nose.

The four-time Olympic medallist said she had “fallen into fame” and never expected the recognition – and criticism – that would follow.

She said she had been forced to block close to 4,000 Twitter trolls who subjected her to vile abuse about her nose and overall appearance.

The newly retired athlete still refuses to confirm or deny rumours she underwent surgery to have her nose reduced in size and remove a bump.

She told the Daily Mail: “If somebody else wants to know [that], well tough luck. It’s my life.

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