Britain’s sexy young Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed that he is in a relationship with another man.
In a YouTube video posted today (watch below), the 19-year-old, who’s become an international heartthrob thanks to his good looks and cheeky attitude, said that he is bisexual.
“In an ideal world I wouldn’t be doing this video because it shouldn’t matter. But recently I was misquoted in an interview and it made me feel really angry and frustrated,” said the athlete.
“For me honesty is something I really do believe in. One thing I have never really felt that comfortable talking about are my relationships. I have been dating girls and have never really had a serious relationship to talk about.
“Come spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone. It made me feel so happy, so safe and everything feels just great. That someone is a guy,” said Daley.
“And it did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head something like that could happen. But it wasn’t until spring this year it clicked. It felt right.
“Of course I still fancy girls but right now I am dating a guy and it just feels right,” he added.
Daley said that he had told his friends and family who have been supportive, but that the rest of his family have “had mixed opinions”.
Speaking about what his late father, who died of cancer in 2011, might have made of his news, he commented:”…he always said, ‘As long as you’re happy, I’m happy.’ And I’ve never been happier.”
In July, Daley was voted the ‘World’s Sexiest Man’ by readers of gay magazine Attitude.
He has recently branched out into other work. Earlier this year he was the expert mentor in Splash! a reality television series that followed celebrities as they tried to master the art of diving.
He is also set to feature in a new reality travel show, tentatively titled Tom Daley Takes On The World.