Tom Daley has boyfriend Dustin Lance Black's photo on his phone case

Published Thursday, Jan 23 2014, 10:18 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Tom Daley attended the National Television Awards last night looking as handsome as always in a tux – but it was his mobile phone case that really caught our attention.

The 19-year-old Olympic diver shared a picture of himself in an elevator on the way home after the glitzy awards show, inadvertently (or deliberately?!) showing fans he has a photo of boyfriend Dustin Lance Black as his phone cover.

Tom Daley shows he has a picture of Dustin Lance Black on his phone cover after the National Television Awards, 22 January 2014

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Eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot the sweet snap of Tom and Dustin, and nearly 60,000 people have liked the post so far.

Tom, however, didn't reference the phone cover in his caption, instead saying: "Home from the #NTAs :) in bed now ready for training tomorrow!!!"

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black in Washington DC together just before Christmas. Tom shared this photo on Instagram on 9 January 2014.

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Tom and Dustin together in December.

Tom Daley shows he has a picture of Dustin Lance Black on his phone cover after the National Television Awards, 22 January 2014

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That looks like a photo of Dustin to us!

It was actually a phone that kickstarted Tom and Dustin's relationship, with Tom telling Jonathan Ross last year they'd met at a party.

"I'd never felt like anything like it before. We were at a party and I hadn't even spoken to him all night. I didn't know what to do or if he was gay at first. I typed 'call me' in his notes with a smiley face on this phone and the next day he texted. He makes me feel safe and happy, right now I couldn't be happier.

Tom Daley, National Television Awards, The O2, London, Britain - 22 Jan 2014

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Tom presented the Best Entertainment Programme award to I'm A Celebrity

Tom had been at the NTAs to present the award for 'Best Entertainment Programme', which went to I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Tom recently switched his diving base from his home city of Plymouth to London, where he'll now train with a new coach, Jane Figueiredo, ahead of his Rio Olympics 2016 bid. He won a bronze medal at London 2012.

Tom Daley and his 'Team Daley' ahead of the National Television Awards, 22 January 2014

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With Team Daley before the NTAs

"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 and work towards getting a gold medal in Rio," he told BBC Sport.

"It was sad to leave [Plymouth] but I'm 19 years old, I've finished my A-levels - most people would go to university but I've decided to spread my wings a little bit."

As well as training, the athlete is also mid-way through taping the second series of Splash!

Tom serves as the celebrity coach for the ITV series, which airs its fourth heat this week before moving on to the semi finals. The next episode airs Saturday night.