X Factor 2012: Olympians deny 'Olympic' special live show

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Olympians Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis has denied they've been asked to take part in a special X Factor live show.

The trio, together with runner Mo Farah, had been linked to the talent show earlier this week.

Tabloid reports had claimed that X Factor boss Simon Cowell was keep to take advantage of the Olympic spirit by asking the athletes to give "winning" pep talks to the contestants.

But gold medal cyclist Bradley Wiggins seemed rather unimpressed with the reports.

He said: "Let's not talk about The X Factor. Compared to the Olympics, everywhere you went the country was on a high, and as athletes it was phenomenal to see that, then you see X Factor and it's like, 'Oh God, everyone's got to put up with that all winter now'."

Meanwhile track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy took to Twitter to claim: "Some amusing stories in press about me being a mentor on X Factor. That's the first I've heard about it."

Heptathlon star Jess Ennis was more positive about the rumours, but confirmed she had not been approached for such a show.

She told Daybreak this morning: "This is definitely news to me but it sounds like a brilliant idea. I'm a massive fan of X Factor so we'll see.

"Obviously before the Olympics I was just training so hard and making sure that I didn't miss anything so I had to turn a lot of things down and say no to things that I would loved to have done at the time.

"And now I can just relax now that I've got this medal and I can enjoy myself a bit now."

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