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Tom Daley Gushes About New Love On The Jonathan Ross Show

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12/05/2013 12:25 pm
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Tom Daley Gushes About New Love On The Jonathan Ross Show

Clare Sidoti

Managing Editor

It has certainly been an eventful week in young British diver Tom Daley’s life following the release of his YouTube video on Monday where he announced that he was in a relationship with a man. Now this Saturday, he makes an appearance on UK talk show, The Jonathan Ross Show, where, unsurprisingly, the conversation turns to his boyfriend, of which he just can’t help gushing about. Daley confides in Ross that when he first met his now-boyfriend, he was not sure if the man was gay. Recalling the meeting, Daley explained: "It really was love at first sight, I'd never felt anything like it before. We were at a party and I hadn't even spoken to him all night. "I didn't know what to do or if he was gay at first. I made the first move, I typed 'call me' in his notes with a smiley face on this phone and the next day he texted.” In his YouTube video, Daley told his supporters that his partner “make[s] me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great.” He echoed this statement to Ross, saying “He makes me feel safe and happy, right now I couldn't be happier. "I'd never felt the feeling of love, it happened so quickly, I was completely overwhelmed by it to the point I can't get him out of my head all the time. I've never had it before where I love someone and they love me just as much." Daley also revealed that it was thanks to his partner that he is still so invested in diving and is now setting his sights firmly on gold for Team GB in Rio 2016. "He saved me from not wanting to dive any more. After the Olympics I was down in the dumps, as it's such a hard way to get back into everything, but he gave me the extra motivation and made me work harder and that is exactly what I need." Daley’s sexuality has long been speculated about in the press. He has previously been linked with fellow divers, US’ Kassidy Cook as well as Team GB teammate Tonia Couch, and though currently dating a man, he told Ross that he’s not interested in labelling his sexuality. “Everything is all pretty new so I don't see any point in putting a label on it - gay, bi, straight, any of those kind of labels. All that I feel happy about at the moment is that I'm dating a guy and couldn't be happier, it shouldn't matter who I'm dating and I hope people can be happy for me." Though he has not been mentioned by name either in the YouTube video or the Jonathan Ross interview, it is widely believed that Daley’s boyfriend is Milk’s Oscar-winning screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black. Daley’s appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show airs this Saturday, December 7 at 10:45pm on ITV. Other guests include Ellie Goulding, Professor Brian Cox, Olivia Colman and Jack Dee.


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