Long-awaited plans to open an Aldi in Balham have finally been realised.

The supermarket giant opened its doors in the high street earlier today, and Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo was on hand to mark the occasion.

Store manager, Jade Shallow, was delighted with how the opening went.

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“Thank you to everybody that joined us this morning to celebrate the opening of our new Balham store," she said.

"With the third store in the area now open, we can share even more of our amazing products with the community.

"It was lovely to meet our new customers and having Team GB star Anthony join us just made it a truly fantastic morning.”

The store will be open from 7am-11pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sundays.