Tom Daley in gay relationship

Plymouth Olympic diver Tom Daley has announced that he is in a relationship with another man and 'couldn't be happier'. He says that the reaction of his family was mixed, however.

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Tom Daley makes web search "Top Ten"

Tom Daley's popularity on Google follows his recent announcement of his gay relationship on YouTube Credit: PA

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has made a late appearance in Google UK's list in the most popular web searches of 2013.

He came eighth in the list of top trending people, just behind Nigella Lawson. It follows his YouTube announcement of his same-sex relationship earlier this month.

Glastonbury Festival was the seventh most-searched event this year - with the Grand National leading the pack.

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British Swimming: 'Everyone supports role model Tom'

British Swimming chief executive David Sparks congratulated Tom Daley after he revealed he was in a relationship with a man, saying everyone within British Swimming supports him. In a statement, he said:

Everybody within British Swimming supports Tom and his announcement. It's a very private matter and doesn't change the very positive way in which we will continue to work with Tom.

Tom is one of the world's leading athletes and has achieved success at every level of competition including Olympic bronze and world gold.

I hope the media will give Tom the privacy he deserves to allow him to continue to focus on performance as he continues to be an inspiration and role model to millions around the globe.

Edward Coe, chairman of the ASA Group Board, who was himself named a role model by the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall last year, also offered his unequivocal support.

We must support Tom Daley in taking this incredibly courageous step.

To be one of the first Olympic athletes to come out is very brave and will, I hope, be a signal not just to other sports people but to all young people that you can be open about your sexuality, even in a very public environment. I am very proud of Tom.

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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.

Daley: my world just changed, right there and then

Come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. And that someone is a guy. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen, but it wasn't until spring this year that something just clicked. It felt right. My whole world just changed, right there and then.

– Tom Daley, speaking in a home video

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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.

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