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Tom Daley's sporting and personal life laid bare in new documentary

Published 05/07/2016

Tom Daley: Diving For Gold will show the diver as he prepares between the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games
Tom Daley: Diving For Gold will show the diver as he prepares between the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games

Tom Daley's sporting and personal life will be laid bare as a new documentary follows his journey to Rio 2016.

The ITV documentary will cover some of the most transformative years of the 22-year-old athlete's life, including his "coming out" and his relationship with fiance Dustin Lance Black.

Daley released a YouTube video in 2013, revealing to fans that he was in a relationship with a man. He and US screenwriter Black announced their engagement last year.

Tom Daley: Diving For Gold will show the medal-winning diver as he prepares between the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, embarking on the next chapter of his career under new coach Jane Figueiredo.

After competing in national and international competitions as a young child, Daley became a national sporting hero when he won two gold medals for England at the 2010 Commonwealth games.

He went on to win bronze for Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.

Plymouth-born Daley is already a TV star, having co-presented two series of Splash!, the celebrity diving reality show.

Neil Edwards, a 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.

"Tom's four-year journey from London 2012 to Rio 2016 is the latest gripping chapter in a story we've all been following since he burst into the public consciousness as a young boy."

Amanda Stavri, entertainment commissioner at ITV, said: "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."

The documentary is set to air later this summer.

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