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New Tom Daley documentary will follow his journey to Rio

Olympic diver Tom Daley is to be the subject of a new ITV documentary that will follow him as he prepares for the Rio Olympics.

Tom Daley is the subject of a new ITV documentary.

Tom Daley: Diving For Gold will follow the 22-year-old sportsman as he works with a new coach to prepare for the Rio Olympics later this year (16). It will also document the diver's personal life, including his coming out as gay and his relationship with American film director Dustin Lance Black.

Neil Edwards, Senior Executive Producer at production company Twofour, said: "It’s a privilege to have such intimate access to one of Britain’s best loved and most talented Olympians.

"As a nation we’re emotionally invested in Tom Daley, and I’m delighted Twofour and Tom continue to share our close relationship and will be bringing his exhilarating sporting and personal story to the screen through ITV."

This will be the third documentary Tom has starred in for Twofour - he previously appeared in Diving For Britain and Tom Daley Goes Global. Tom Daley: Diving For Gold will be the first to document the diver's personal life as well as his professional achievements.

Amanda Stavri, Entertainment Commissioner, ITV, added: "Tom is one of Britain’s best loved athletes and I can’t wait for viewers to see his journey to once again compete in the ultimate level of sporting competition.

"We’ll follow his highs and the lows as well as discovering new insights into both Tom’s sporting and personal life."

Tom recently opened up about his gruelling training regime during an interview on The Graham Norton Show, admitting the pressure while gearing up for the Olympics is unbelievable. He also revealed his training regime ahead of this summer’s games.

"I am back to training six hours a day, six days a week,” he said. "It is terrifying that you train for four years just for that one moment. You get six dives and if you mess one up it’s all over. It’s a pretty cutthroat thing."

Tom has also found success as a coach on celebrity diving competition Splash, but the show was axed in 2014 after two series.

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