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Katherine Jenkins hits back at London Marathon critic

Singer Katherine Jenkins has defended herself after she was criticised for running the London Marathon in designer sunglasses, make-up and diamond earrings.

Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir accused the Welsh star of being "fame-hungry" and too groomed for Sunday's race, but the mezzo-soprano insisted her only motivation was running in memory of her late father and for charity.

On Twitter also rejected Moir's claim that she was wearing eye shadow, eye liner and lip gloss and said she had just Vaseline on her lips, handed out by St John Ambulance.

She told BBC Radio Wales' Louise Elliott programme: "It's a shame people knock you when you're trying to do good."

Singer Jenkins defends marathon look

  • 23 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales