Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed in an online video that he is in a relationship with a man.
He described how he is constantly asked about his love life in interviews, but that he was not in any kind of serious relationship until Spring, when he met his boyfriend and his life changed.
"Of course I still fancy girls," he added, but said "it did take me by surprise" and that "I couldn't be happier".
Daley received a flood of support from sports stars and public figures.
He said he was nervous of the reaction from the public on the news that he is dating a man, but that his family have been incredibly supportive, and that he knows his father would be happy for him.
Daley's father passed away in 2011, just a year before he won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics.
He said: "Dad would have said to me, as long as you are happy, I am happy and right now I could not be happier. My mum has been so supportive."
Edward Coe, chairman of the Amateur Swimming Association Group Board, was wholly supportive of Daley's announcement. He was himself named a role model by the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall last year.
Tom Daley on YouTube: