Star-studded Team England sent their biggest squad packed with star names such as Kriss Akabusi, Sebastian Coe, Sally Gunnell, Fatima Whitbread and Mark Foster to Auckland and finished second in the medal table. 

From star names to Hollywood names, there was even an appearance for a young diver by the name of Jason Statham, who would achieve fame in later life on the big screen rather than high boards. 

Four-time judo world champion Karen Briggs was elected to carry the England flag at the Opening Ceremony and it was in judo where the nation excelled more than any other sport.