The Olympic diver comes out on YouTube


Tom Daley has revealed that he has a boyfriend.

The diver, 19, opened up about his sexuality in a YouTube video posted this morning, in which he reveals that he’s been seeing a man for a few months.

‘I’ve been dating girls and I’ve never really had a serious relationship to talk about. Now, come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone,’ says Tom in the clip.

‘They make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. And, well, that someone is a guy.

‘It did take me by surprise a little bit. I mean, it was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen but it wasn’t until spring this year that something just clicked. It felt right.

‘Of course, I still fancy girls. But right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier.’

Tom told his Twitter fans before posting the clip that coming out ‘had not been an easy decision to make’ and that he hoped they would support him.

But it seems the Olympic bronze medallist has plenty of support.

‘I think everyone’s just happy you’re happy. Nothing else really matters at the end of the day,’ writes one on YouTube.

Another says: ‘that is real courage. well done tom :).’

Watch Tom Daley talk about his sexuality…

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