Surrey and England wicketkeeper Steven Davies, who became the first professional cricketer to publicly reveal he was gay, has tweeted his support for Tom Daley:
Olympic medalist Tom Daley 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."
In an online video posted by Olympic medalist Tom Daley, 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.
Come Spring this year, my life changed, massively, and they made me feel so safe and really happy and everything just feels great, and that someone is a guy.
And it did take me by surprise a bit, it was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen, but it was not until Spring this year, something just clicked.
Of course I still fancy girls, but right now, I am dating a guy and I could not be happier.
He said his closest family and friends have reacted in a loving and supportive way, but that he was nervous about a possible backlash from some people.
Olympic medalist Tom Daley has revealed in an online video he is in a relationship with a man, and "could not be happier."
Tom Daley has been suspended over one of the sites of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games when he was unveiled as the latest and youngest Official Games Ambassador.
The Olympic bronze medallist joins sport stars including Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Rebecca Adlington in promoting the Glasgow Games which begin in July.
British diver Tom Daley has been unveiled as the latest and youngest Official Games Ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
He will undertake his first official visit at an event in the city where he will meet fans later today.
He said: "I’m really looking forward to seeing Glasgow and being part of the countdown to the Commonwealth Games.
"I want as many people as possible to get behind the Games and all the athletes. It’ll be fun but tough. I have great memories of winning Gold in Delhi, so I’m totally focused on training and holding on to my title!"
Tom Daley has missed out on a medal at the World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona after suffering an upper-arm injury in training on Thursday.
The British diver made today's 10m platform final despite the problem but ended sixth.
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A peak audience of 6.6 million watched as Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards triumphed ahead of Benidorm actor Jake Canuso and Changing Rooms Linda Barker, in the last show of the series.
The Olympic medallist said he was"over the moon" about the news: "It's a dream come true for me to be involved in an entertainment show which has been so successful and also fits so well around my training schedule.
"Splash! has put diving on primetime TV and diving clubs all across the country have kept telling me that they now have waiting lists, following the popularity of the show. That in itself is an incredible achievement and I'm very excited to be part of it."
ITV's director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell said: "We're looking forward to even more Saturday night spectacle, and sparkle, with the second series."