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ITV commissions Tom Daley: Diving For Gold

Published: Tue 05 Jul 2016

ITV commissions Tom Daley: Diving For Gold
 
ITV has commissioned a new documentary from Twofour, following one of Britain’s best loved sporting heroes, Tom Daley, between the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
 
Tom Daley: Diving For Gold follows the athlete’s sporting, public and personal life. The documentary sees Daley embark on the next chapter of his career under new coach Jane Figueiredo, as he challenges for gold in Rio. The film also follows Tom’s coming out as he reveals to the world his relationship with Dustin Lance Black.
 
Twofour has previously produced two documentaries on Tom Daley and two series of Splash!, which the diver co-presented.
 
Neil Edwards, Senior Executive Producer, Twofour, said: “It’s a privilege to have such intimate access to one of Britain’s best loved and most talented Olympians. Tom’s four year journey from London 2012 to Rio 2016 is the latest gripping chapter in a story we’ve all been following since he burst into the public consciousness as a young boy. As a nation we’re emotionally invested in Tom Daley, and I’m delighted Twofour and Tom continue to share our close relationship and will be bringing his exhilarating sporting and personal story to the screen through ITV.”
 
Amanda Stavri, Entertainment Commissioner, ITV, said: “Tom is one of Britain’s best loved athletes and I can’t wait for viewers to see his journey to once again compete in the ultimate level of sporting competition. We’ll follow his highs and the lows as well as discovering new insights into both Tom’s sporting and personal life.”
 
The documentary is executive produced by Neil Edwards and produced and directed by Chris Williams.
 
The documentary is set to air later this summer.