Dive into the most interesting twenty facts you could ever read about the young, sexy, medal-winning, inspiration English diver, Tom Daley.
- Thomas Robert Daley, an English Diver born on 21st May 1994 in Plymouth to parents Rob and Debbie Daley.
- He has two younger brothers called William and Ben.
- Tom’s cousin Sam Daley is also one of his best friends.
- Tom Daley started diving at the age of 7, and has been swimming since the age of 4.
- He specialises in the 10 metre platform event and in 2009 he became the FINA World Champion at age 15.
- In 2008, he was ranked at number 63 in Time’s 100 Olympic Athletes To Watch.
- In 2010, Daley won two gold medals for England at the Commonwealth Games.
- Tom’s father, Robert, died at the age of 40 after a 5-year battle with a brain tumour on 27th May 2011.
- Daley won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
- Daley was approached by ITV to present a celebrity diving reality show called Splash! Which aired on 5th January 2013. This was renewed for a second series in January 2014.
- In a 2013 poll by Attitude, Tom Daley was voted as the World’s Sexiest Man.
- His star sign is Gemini.
- Tom Daley is good friends with One Direction’s Liam Payne.
- On 2nd December 2013, Tom posted a video on YouTube revealing he is bisexual and has been in a serious relationship with a guy since spring 2013. This video received over 10 million views within a month of it being posted.
He tweeted this video and received positive and supporting responses, not only from fans but from other celebrities, which you can see some of below:
Kylie Minogue tweeted: ‘Inspiring and brave…..as always!!! #RespectTom’.
Union J’s Jaymi Hensley tweeted: ‘Well done @TomDaley1994 really brave thing to do! #proud’.
Russell Brand responded: @TomDaley1994 Well done sunshine, dive into love.
- Daley is dating Dustin Lance Black, an American LGBT rights activist and celebrated figure in the film industry.
- Tom and Dustin met at the Kids Choice Awards in LA in March 2013.
- For Tom’s 18th birthday, his mother, Debbie, bought him a voucher to go and get an Olympic tattoo. He got the five Olympic Rings drawn perfectly onto his right bicep. As much as he loved his new ink, he said he doesn’t think he will get another tattoo, “to get one it has to mean something”.
- Daley’s diving coaches are Andy Banks and Peng Li.
- He is a huge fan of the Black Eyed Peas.
- To help with his GCSE Photography project, Daley persuaded supermodel Kate Moss to pose in a recreation of a famous painting by the artist David Hockney. Unsurprisingly he received an A* for his project. He also received another 8 A*’s and 1 A grade in his other subjects! – Intelligence as well as good looks and a successful career, what more could he need?!