Tom Daley has revealed he’s in a relationship with a man in a brave and emotional new YouTube video.
In the broadcast shared by the Olympic diver himself, the 19-year-old Devon-born superstar said: ‘In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. That someone is a guy.’
‘It did take me by surprise a little bit’, Tom continued. ‘It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen. But it wasn’t until spring this year that something just clicked. It felt right and I thought, “Okay”. And my whole world changed there and then.’
The London 2012 bronze medallist, who recently beat fellow sporting legend David Beckham to be crowned ‘World’s Sexiest Man’ by Attitude magazine, went on to add that he’s not totally off the market when it comes to his female fans.
‘Of course I still fancy girls but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier’, he said.
Since his announcement, the Splash! presenter has been indundated with messages of support.
Responding to the broadcast, chairman of the Amateur Swimming Association Edward Lord tweeted: ‘We must support @TomDaley1994 in his decision to come out. He is very brave and as ASA Chairman I am proud of him.’
Watch Tom’s video below…
By Robyn Munson