Leah and Max become Mr and Mrs Whitlock

TWO of South Essex Gymnastics Club’s biggest stars have tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony. 

Long-standing women’s Artistic coach Leah Hickton became the new Mrs Whitlock after saying ‘I do’ to the club’s double Olympic champion Max in front of family, friends and colleagues on July 6.

Afterwards Max, 24, confirmed the news to his 104,000 followers on Twitter (see tweet below). 

It is a wedding that has captured the attention of the national media and the newly weds were photographed stepping out together to watch the tennis at this year’s Wimbledon the following week (Leah tweeted images on the two together at SW19).

Max proposed to Leah, 24, in a romantic setting in the Lake District last summer and you can read full details of that here.

It is the second SEGC wedding within a month after Head of Gym School Dave Rapley, 30, tied the knot with senior coach Emma Jagger, 28, in Greece on June 17 (you can read all about that here).