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Team GB skater Elise Christie left high and dry by cowboy builders

Team GB skater Elise Christie has suffered another devastating blow since she has now been left high and dry by cowboy builders

Team GB skater Elise Christie has suffered another devastating blow after crashing out in the Winter Olympics this year since she has now been left high and dry by cowboy builders.

The 27-year-old had paid up front for a major extension to built onto her house in Nottingham, however the workers suddenly disappeared with the money before finishing the project.

Christie had been one of the favourites tipped for a medal at the PyeongChang games but crashed out in each race.

The Scottish-born athlete shared her recent misfortune with her 44,000 followers on Twitter, asking them for any advice when dealing with cowboy builders.

She wrote: ‘I’ve had an extension built and the people have ran off with my money and not finished the project! I was wondering if anyone knows anyone that could help out? Thanks guys.’ 

The Scottish-born athlete shared her recent misfortune with her 44,000 followers on Twitter, asking them for any advice when dealing with cowboy builders

The Scottish-born athlete shared her recent misfortune with her 44,000 followers on Twitter, asking them for any advice when dealing with cowboy builders

The 27-year-old had paid up front for a major extension to built onto her house (pictured) in Nottingham, however the workers suddenly disappeared with the money before finishing the project

The 27-year-old had paid up front for a major extension to built onto her house (pictured) in Nottingham, however the workers suddenly disappeared with the money before finishing the project

Growing up in Livingston, West Lothian, Christie now trains at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham with the rest of the British team

Christie has pledged to complete again in the 2022 games in Beijing

Growing up in Livingston, West Lothian, Christie now trains at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham with the rest of the British team

Her request received tips from numerous people, including the television DIY experts Dominic Littlewood and Nick Knowles. 

Dom said: ‘Your local Trading Standards are the place to start. Good luck I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.’

Knowles added: ‘I’m sure there’ll be someone wanting to help out our most determined inspirational Olympian to get the place finished,’ reported The Telegraph.

Despite the run of bad luck, the athlete managed to crack a joke as people asked if she wanted a hitman.

The star replied: ‘I don’t want a hitman, looking for another company to take over.’

Other social media users commented about how awful the situation must be for Christie. 

One said: ‘Elise I feel sorry for you. I hope you get it sorted soon. If you have [the] name of [the] builders, name and shame them.’

Many people echoed this sentiment, encouraging the star to divulge the names of the the cowboy workers: ‘Tell them you will name and shame if they don’t get back on job asap!’

Her Twitter request received tips from numerous people, including the television DIY experts Dominic Littlewood and Nick Knowles

Her Twitter request received tips from numerous people, including the television DIY experts Dominic Littlewood and Nick Knowles

Despite the run of bad luck, the athlete managed to crack a joke as people asked if she wanted a hitman

Despite the run of bad luck, the athlete managed to crack a joke as people asked if she wanted a hitman

Other social media users commented about how awful the situation must be for Christie 

Other social media users commented about how awful the situation must be for Christie 

The injury plagued athlete, who was widely considered to the best in the world in the run up to the games, suffered a nightmare showing crashing out in every event

The injury plagued athlete, who was widely considered to the best in the world in the run up to the games, suffered a nightmare showing crashing out in every event

Christie had been one of the favourites tipped for a medal at the PyeongChang games but crashed out in each race

Christie had been one of the favourites tipped for a medal at the PyeongChang games but crashed out in each race

Many social media users also offered to recommend trustworthy contractors who could complete the build.

Last year Christie became the first British woman to win a gold medal at the world championships after persevering through a disappointing Olympic games in Sochi.

And again, in the most recent Winter Olympics disappointment was the theme as the injury plagued athlete, who was widely considered to the best in the world in the run up to the games, suffered a nightmare showing crashing out in every event.

But ever determined, Christie, has pledged to complete again in the 2022 games in Beijing.

Growing up in Livingston, West Lothian, Christie now trains at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham with the rest of the British team.



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