She was once known for her eye-catching displays in the pool, but now former Olympic champion Inge de Bruijn is getting attention for an entirely different reason.

The 43-year-old former swimmer will appear completely naked as she attempts to find love on on Dutch reality TV show Adam seeks Eve.

Ms De Bruijn, who won four golds and set three world records during her career, is the star name taking part in a VIP spin-off of the show, which has been running for six seasons.

Dutch former Olympic swimming champion Inge de Bruijn is due to appear on television completely naked as she takes part in a new reality show
Ms De Bruijn will star on a celebrity spin-off of dating show Adam seeks Eve on Thursday night as she tries to find a partner

The four-time Olympic gold medallist will spend time with a series of non-famous men on a desert island to see if they are compatible

To make the programme she spent time with several non-famous men on a tropical island to see if there was a connection, similar to ITV show Love Island
Ahead of the show, Ms De Bruijn told Dutch media about her ideal partner. She said: ‘He must be sweet, charming, caring, funny and a bit mysterious.’

The episode featuring Ms De Bruijn will be broadcast on Dutch channel RTL5 on Thursday this week.

Ms De Bruijn said she hopes the show will lead to presenting opportunities on lifestyle and travel programmes, adding that she has loved travelling from a young age and once wanted to be an air stewardess.

The athlete is not shy about putting her body on display, having modelled for lingerie line Sapph since her 2007 retirement.

Ms De Bruijn made her swimming debut in 1991 at the World Aquatics Championships where she won bronze as part of the relay team, taking gold with the same team at the European LC Championships later that year.

At her Olympic debut, in 1992, she finished 8th in both the 100m freestyle and the 4x100m relay, choosing not to compete at the following tournament.

It is clear that Ms De Bruijn has no qualms about showing off her body, having also worked as a lingerie model for Dutch brand Sapph following her 2007 retirement from swimming
Ms De Bruijn told Dutch media that she hopes the appearance will lead to more television work, saying she would like to present a lifestyle or travel programme

Talking about her ideal man ahead of the show, Ms De Bruijn said he would be ‘sweet, charming, caring, funny and a bit mysterious’

She returned at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where she won gold at the 50m and 100m freestyle and at the 100m butterfly, setting world records in all three events.

At the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, she successfully defended the 50m freestyle medal, becoming the oldest person ever to achieve an individual gold medal in swimming, aged 31.

The overall record was surpassed by Anthony Ervin at Rio in 2016 as he won the 50m freestyle at the age of 36, but Ms De Bruijn retains the record for oldest woman to win an individual swimming gold.

The episode featuring Ms De Bruijn will be broadcast on Dutch channel RTL5 on Thursday

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