Wimbledon ace Jo insists she’s a Great Brit
TENNIS star Johanna Konta has insisted she is a BRITISH athlete after her nationality was questioned by BBC presenter John Humphrys.
On BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the veteran interviewer asked the Wimbledon semi-finalist: “So, what are you?” after he got the country of her birth wrong.
Humphrys said: “We talk about you as being British, but you were born in Hungary, Australian citizenship, and I seem to remember that the Australian high commissioner, when you won the quarterfinal, said: ‘Great to see an Aussie win’, and we were saying: ‘Great to see a Brit win’ – so, what are you?”
Konta (above) laughed before replying: “I was actually born in Australia to Hungarian parents, but I have lived half my life here now, almost.
“So, I’m a British citizen and I’m incredibly proud to represent Great Britain.” ONE job application for an air traffic controller in the Scilly Isles was in Braille