A nursery worker may lose her job after she was spotted taking part in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony while on sick leave, it emerged today.
Amy McIntosh had been signed off work for several weeks when her bosses caught her on TV dancing as a giant Tunnock’s tea cake during the celebrations in Glasgow.
The 25-year-old had signed up to be a volunteer for the Games, but is not believed to have asked for time off for rehearsals, which began three weeks ago.
Ms McIntosh is now understood to be facing a crunch meeting with her bosses at the Woodlands Day Nursery in Houston, Renfrewshire.
A source told The Sun: ‘Nobody could believe it when they saw her on TV, bold as brass.
‘She must have been at rehearsals at the same time she was saying that she wasn’t well enough to work. It’s very disappointing.’
Ms McIntosh, from Erskine, confirmed to the paper that she had been off sick at the time of the ceremony, it is believed with tonsillitis.
Facing showdown talks with bosses: Ms McIntosh (right) had signed up to be a volunteer for the Games, but is not believed to have asked for time off to rehearse
She says she has been ‘signed off sick’ by a doctor and has a referral for the hospital.
The opening ceremony for the 20th Commonwealth Games was watched by some 9.4million viewers at the height of the celebrations last Wednesday night.
As well as the Tunnock’s tea cake, the £20million ceremony featured a giant haggis, cabers, golf clubs, a gay wedding, 41 Scottish terriers and Rod Stewart as well as other Scottish inventions such as the television and Sherlock Holmes.
After the ceremony, Ms McIntosh’s friends praised her on her Facebook page, with one saying that she was ‘shining bright like the star that you are.’
A spokesman for Woodlands declined to comment.