Splash! star Tom Daley "overwhelmed" by support over relationship with Dustin

Published Wednesday, Jan 22 2014, 19:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Olympic diver Tom Daley said he has been "overwhelmed" by the support from fans since announcing he is in a relationship with a man.

Tom, who is a coach on ITV's celebrity diving show Splash!, revealed last month in a heartfelt video that he was in a gay relationship.

Tom Daley confirms relationship with Dustin Lance Black in cute Twitter photo, 4 January 2014

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Speaking to BBC Sport today (2 January), Tom said: "The support from the public and the media and everyone has been overwhelming.

"It's been so positive and it's put me in a great place and right now I couldn't be happier. Hopefully 2014 is going to be a good year."

Tom, 19, recently left his long-term base in Plymouth and will now train at the London Aquatics Centre for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

He added: "Diving is now my number-one focus and that's the thing that it always has been, and now I feel like I can just go and be with Jane [Figueiredo, his new coach] and work towards getting a gold medal in Rio."

Earlier this month, Tom confirmed that he was dating Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black after posting a photo of the pair having dinner.

After revealing his relationship status in December, Tom said: "Of course I still fancy girls, but right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier."

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