Tom Daley enlists mother's help to avoid travel chaos

Among those affected by the travel disruption because of the storms is Olympic diver Tom Daley.

The 19-year-old revealed that his mother had to pick him up from London after his train to Bristol had been cancelled, during a conversation with Little Britain star Matt Lucas on Twitter.

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@tomdaley1994 At this point folk will be about to respond with either ‘Come to mine’ or ‘Why don’t you swim there?’. Just letting you know.

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@realmattlucas I opted for the mother coming to pick me up! :) ha from Bristol anyway :/ I'm headed for the west country!!!

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