Olympic diving star Tom Daley reveals he's dating a man
Olympic diving star Tom Daley has recorded a frank and heartfelt video revealing he's dating a man.
Olympic diving star Tom Daley has recorded a frank and heartfelt video, to reveal that he's dating a man.
The 19 year old posted the video on YouTube, saying he "couldn't be happier" with his new partner - though his family have had mixed reactions.
He says he made the video to put an end to all the rumours.
Simon Vigar has more:
It's being called one of the most significant announcements of its kind. The Olympic diving star Tom Daley has revealed he's in a relationship with another man.
He recorded a video which he posted on YouTube, saying he wanted to be honest about his private life.
He's one of the most high profile sport stars to go public about his sexuality - so what impact will this have? Tonight, NewsTalk was joined by John Amaechi, one of Britain's most high profile gay former sportsmen.
John played basketball in America for teams including Orlando Magic in the late 1990s and early 2000s - and represented England in the Commonwealth Games.
And the programme was also joined by Alice Arnold.
The broadcaster and journalist has been in a civil partnership with the TV presenter Clare Balding since 2006.