Imagine how amazing your life would be if you were a mermaid? I mean, Ariel had tons of gadgets and gizmos in her little cave, and she ended up with Prince Eric. Not to mention the beautiful tails they have.

Basically, being a mermaid would be an absolute dream come true. Some people do actually study and train to become full-time merpeople, as shown on This Morning not long ago...

Credit: ITV This Morning

If you dream of being part of that world *cough*, then sit tight because the U.K just won the right to host the official Merlympics this year. Yep, mermaid Olympics.

While there is not much news about where, and when it's being held this year, BBC sports presenter Mike Bushell has been practising his skills and interviewing people at The Mermaid Academy ahead of the big sporting event.

Think I can enter with my mermaid tail blanket?

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