Tom Daley goes backpacking around the world for new ITV2 show: photo

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Tom Daley may have travelled the world as a professional diver, but now the Olympic hero is globetrotting student-style for his very own TV show.

The 19-year-old from Plymouth will travel to far flung countries like Asia and Africa with his best friend Sophie Lee in ITV2's Tom Daley Goes Global.

Tom Daley goes backpacking for new ITV2 show, Tom Daley Takes On The World.


In the first picture released by the channel, Tom can be seen looking sun-kissed, healthy and happy as he carries a backpack and reads from a map in Japan.

The upcoming series will follow the adventures of the popular diver as he kisses his family goodbye, and heads to countries including Thailand, Australia, Morocco and New Zealand.


Tom Daley at the Brits 2014, 19 February 2014

© WENN / Daniel Deme

ITV2 promise that the six week trip will be a life-changing experience that will see Tom as he's never been seen before - roughing it in hostels, sleeping on night trains and meeting friends “(including The Saturdays' Mollie King) along the way.

Tom says: œ"I can't wait to get away on my trip. Diving and training are my first love, but I am looking forward to a break from the norm and discovering more about places I've never had the chance to explore before. And to do it all with my best friend will be amazing."

Splash! Tom Daley, Sat 4 Jan


The new commission comes after two series of Tom's successful ITV1 diving show Splash!

Diversity star Perri Kiely won the last series of Splash!, over fellow finalists Paralympian Richard Whitehead MBE, Boyzone singer Keith Duffy and TOWIE heartthrob Dan Osborne.

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