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Rebecca Adlington picture of health as she enters late stages of pregnancy

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Soon to become a member of the mummy club, Rebecca Adlington has a lot to smile about. The pregnant swimming star was pictured out and about on Wednesday, and looked the picture of health and happiness.

A glowing Becky was attending Advertising Week Europe in London, where she took part in a discussion about being a good brand ambassador.

Before the session kicked off, observers were quick to note how much Becky's baby bump had flourished in recent weeks.


Rebecca Adlington is due to give birth in early June

The Olympic gold medallist, who is married to fellow swimmer Harry Needs, dressed her blossoming tummy in an animal-patterned top. She matched her loose-fitting blouse with black trousers, and was pictured cradling her stomach before the discussion started.

Although Becky will be entering her third and final trimester, this didn't stop the 26-year-old from attending the event she cared deeply about.

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Rebecca Adlington was speaking about what it takes to be a good brand ambassador

Becky, who retired from competitive swimming in 2013 at the age of 23, was taking part in a debate on what it takes to be a positive brand ambassador. The athlete was joined by other sport enthusiasts Rio Ferdinand, Lawrence Dallaglio and Simon Oliveira, a key strategist in David Beckham's team.

The group discussed issues from how stars go about choosing the brands they want to be associated with, to how businesses can work with celebrities to maximise the value of their partnerships.

Harry Needs and Rebecca Adlington married last summer

Becky, a key figure in the swimming world, has sponsorship deals with Speedo and British Gas. The blonde mummy-to-be signed with Speedo upon her return from the Olympics in Beijing, where she wore the swimwear brand in both her 400m and 800m victories.

Last December Becky and Harry announced that they were expecting their first child in HELLO! magazine. "The due date is 4 June so, yes, we must have conceived on the first day of our honeymoon in Venice," she said.

"But we're not the Beckhams – we won't be calling the baby Venice!" quipped her husband.

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