“Who would’ve thought, ladies and gentlemen? ‘Splash!’ has a second series,” said Jonathan Ross, followed by approving applause and laughter. It was a rightful welcome to his guest of the night, who indeed made a big splash in media waves after coming out last week. The 19-year-old Olympian Tom Daley, whose recent coming-out video racked over a half a million views within a few hours of being on YouTube, stopped by “The Jonathan Ross Show” for an interview regarding his coming out and all of the support he’s received from family and fans.
Coming off of his bronze medal win at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Daley mentioned during the interview that he’s spent the whole of 2013 training for the next go-round. He also revealed that he’s been working hard for the National Championships in February, stating that he hoped support for his career as an athlete would remain high.
Shortly after, Ross politely assured the Olympic diver that support would be there “more than ever before,” now that he’s easily become one of the biggest role models in sports in his nation (and clearly in others).
“Everything felt right,” Daley said, beaming when describing his lover; he admits it was love at first sight. Daley told Ross that upon meeting his new beau, it was hard to get him out of his head, admitting that he’d faced lots of rejection in the past. “He really does make me feel safe—happy.”
The young athlete told Ross and the audience that this is his first time ever being in love. “It happened so quickly.”
Daley expressed the joys of no longer having to be bound by the darkness of his “dirty little secret.” As for the mystery man? Many are suspecting of Oscar-winning “Milk” writer Dustin Lance Black.