My Friday feature revealing who I've loved and loathed over the last seven days in showbiz
HERO: TOM DALEY
After the sort of year he’s had to endure, the fact Tom Daley made an Olympic final, let alone coming an impressive fourth, was a remarkable feat.
Our diving heartthrob has shown maturity way beyond his 18 years, especially when dealing with a vile Twitter troll after his final earlier this week.
When this certain user (who I will not name because he’s got far far too much attention already) suggested he had let down his late dad, who tragically died of cancer little more than a year ago, he decided to publicly call him out.
At that point Tom Daley‘s Twitter army, which even includes his celebrity crush Cheryl Cole, came out fighting.
In the end he was the social networking gold medal winner. Having started the week with 350,000 Twitter followers, Tom Daley ended up with nearly a million.
We’ll all be there supporting him when he competes for a medal in his individual event next week.
VILLAIN: FRANKIE BOYLE
On a similar theme, I can’t think of anything lower than attacking one of Team GB‘s top Olympic athletes before they compete about the way they look.
Comedian Frankie Boyle said of star swimmer Rebecca Adlington on his Twitter page: ‘I worry that Rebecca Adlington will have an unfair advantage in the swimming by possessing a dolphin’s face.’
A completely unnecessary low blow. Take some time out on the naughty step please Frankie.
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