“Once I’ve finished snowboarding if there’s a job at the BBC sign me up!” We chat EXCLUSIVELY to Aimee Fuller Fresh Back From Sochi!

When Jenny Jones’s bagged her majestic bronze, Aimee Fuller‘s excitable commentary, live on the BBC alongside Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood, fast became THE story of the first week of the Winter Olympics. Did they overcook it? Was it unprofessional? YES said the Daily Mail (deliberately not linking!) citing over 300 complaints sent to the BBC. NO said the rest of the country, with sane, fun-loving folk everywhere deciding the trio’s chat perfectly and proportionately captured the excitement required for Team GB’s first snow medal at a Winter Olympic games ever!

When long time friend of the mag and former Cooler cover star Aimee Fuller touched down in the UK last week we were straight on it.. ‘Can we come chat?’. 

So last Friday morning, there we were in front of her; with a red rose for Valentine’s, a million questions and a lot to chat about. We were excited to ask this new snowboard ‘celebrity’ (who even has a twitter account for her hair now!) about her experience at the greatest games on earth and that HUGE Sochi slopestyle course. She said:

When we arrived and went up to the course that first day I’ll be honest, I was really not stoked, I was like I want to go home, I don’t even want to be here. It was really big and really gnarly but nothing’s impossible, they fine tuned the jumps a bit and groomed the course better. I’m stoked I went there and did the best run I could. I just went for it, no regrets…

And as for how the girls responded to the course she said:

The fact that we saw the majority of the girls ride the big line, that in itself is progression, that course was huge, it was the biggest course in slopestyle snowboarding history, maybe not the hardest to ride when you adapted to it but the scale of the course was like something we’ve never ever ridden and that’s just so good, it’s going in the right direction

On the 300 plus complaints for their BBC commentary she said:

I’m not really too bothered. When I saw that I just laughed because I was overwhelmed with all the nice messages that I got, I can’t thank people in the UK enough for their support, at the end of the day I’m not a commentator I’m an athlete so…

I definitely would have loved to have been in the final, that was my aim but it was so unique to be able to go into that commentary box and share my experience, to just share it to everyone and my emotions came out, that really was exactly how I felt. When one of your best buddies wins a medal it’s hard to conceal that emotion

And as for whether she’d like to be a commentator one day:

That’s something when I finish my career…I’ve still got a lot of snowboarding to be done first, there are places I really want to take my snowboarding, once I’ve finished that if a job at the BBC comes up then sign me up

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