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.

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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."

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