Olympics golden girl Jessica Ennis has been cheered on by thousands of people as she returned to her home city of Sheffield.
She told the crowd in the city centre: "This is my home and this is the place that I love."
More than 10,000 people are thought to have crammed into Sheffield city centre to welcome the gold medal-winning heptathlete back.
Many at the front of the barriers had waited for more than four hours for Ennis to appear on the stage outside the City Hall.
When she stepped out and waved to the crowd, she was greeted by deafening cheers and a sea of Union flags.