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Tom Daley congratulated for 'bravery and honesty'

Celebrities, MPs and sport stars have been tweeting their congratulations to Olympic medalist Tom Daley after he revealed he is gay in an emotional online video.

Gay England cricketer: 'Good for you, Tom Daley'

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:


Daley: My dad would be happy because I am happy

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.

Tom Daley with his father Rob, who died of cancer in 2011, and his mother Debbie, back in 2008. Credit: David Davies, PA Wire

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."

Tom Daley: My life changed when I met boyfriend

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.

Tom Daley in Commonwealth Games countdown

Tom Daley won Olympic bronze medallist at the London 2012 games. Credit: Sandy Young/Glasgow 2014/PA Wire

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.

Tom Daley is the youngest Official Games Ambassador. Credit: Sandy Young/Glasgow 2014/PA Wire

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.


Daley unveiled as ambassador for Glasgow 2014 Games

Tom Daley won Olympic bronze medallist at the London 2012 games Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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!"

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