The London 2012 star, who had been linked to a spot on the show, explained that she met with producers but was told she wasn't the right fit.
"I would have loved to have done the show but unfortunately they didn't want me," Adlington told The Mirror.
"They didn't think I would fit in with the balance of the people. I met them but it didn't work out this time. I will still be glued to it every weekend though, I'm a big fan."
The 24-year-old gold medallist added that she has missed out on some of the more commercial opportunities offered to fellow Olympians like Victoria Pendleton - who »
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