OLYMPIC champion Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed she was forced to wee at the side of the road after she was stuck in a six-hour M25 traffic jam.
The 48-year-old runner was one of hundreds of drivers stranded on the motorway after a lorry crash caused huge tailbacks yesterday.
Getty Images – Getty Kelly Holmes was forced to wee at the side of the road after she was caught short in M25 standstill traffic
She took to Twitter to reveal her anguish after being caught short in the six-hour standstill close to the Dartford Crossing.
Dame Kelly said: “”So, what happens when your meant to be somewhere an hour ago and can’t because there is a two hour delay with a standstill, nowhere to go, nowhere to divert, in bright red trousers, in a bright blue car, Kelly Holmes and you want the loo…desperately. CRY!!!”
She later revealed she was forced to squat at the side of the road – but was given toilet roll and hand wipes from a “lovely traffic control guy”.
Dame Kelly wrote: “Sorry but I had to go! That’s one thing a runner does well and doesn’t care about – squatting! (It was just a wee before you start with the emojis).”
Twitter The runner had tweeted about her desperation
Twitter She later revealed she had no choice but to go
Two lorries crashed close to the Dartford Crossing causing havoc for drivers
London 999 Feed Some unlucky drivers were forced to sleep in their cars when the motorway was closed
@n_s_martin It is not believed anyone was seriously injured in the crash
Twitter users also shared in her amusement and posted links detailing how to urinate while on a road trip.
One said: “Any bushes at the side of the road? How far next services…..walk there. Is there a mobile home in the jam…be cheeky?”
They added: “Moral of the story go to the loo before you leave you depart on your journey. X (sic).”
Traffic piled up on the M25 close to the Dartford Crossing after one of the lorries involved in the collision overturned and ended up down an embankment.