Watch: Sir Steve Redgrave storms off rowing coverage after presenter row

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Sir Steve Redgrave secured his place as a national treasure long ago, but now he's finding new ways to entertain at the Olympics.

The former world champion won five gold medals across a glittering career spanning from 1984 to 2000, and while his rowing days are over, he's still been lighting up Rio 2016 with some priceless moments.

His relationship with co-presenter John Inverdale has attracted plenty of attention on social media, with many guessing that the pair might not be the best of friends.


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You'd think Redgrave might want to put those rumours to bed, maybe by putting on a nice professional show of solidarity.

Redgrave not happy 

Instead, it seems he wasn't happy with Inverdale's, let's say 'chattiness', clearly trying to speak at several points but failing to get a word in.

Sometimes, even when you're supposed to be covering the Olympic rowing, there's nothing for it but to stare straight at the camera, lower the microphone, and storm off.

Take a look:

To be fair, it's not like he didn't give Inverdale a fair warning, telling him previously:

“We’ll have to call you Jaws because I can never get a word in edgeways."

More awkwardness 

According to the Telegraph, the BBC man has been told by producers to allow Redgrave to speak more. That didn't seem to improve their relationship much, however, with the 54-year-old later rolling his eyes and shaking his wet umbrella over Inverdale.

"The pair obviously don’t like each other and Sir Steve was so livid that he walked off because he wasn’t able to speak," a source revealed to the Sun.

Team GB fans might actually value Redgrave's opinion, as one of the most decorated rowers of all time - but apparently they'd be wrong.

What's been your favourite moment of the Olympics so far? Have your say in the comments. 

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