ITV commissions Tom Daley documentary

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As Tom Daley prepares to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics, his life is going to be the subject of a new ITV documentary ahead of the Games.

One of Britain’s best loved sporting heroes, Tom Daley: Diving For Gold is set to air prior to the Rio 2016 Olympics and follows the diver’s sporting, public and personal life from 

The documentary, produced by TwoFour, sees Daley embark on the next chapter of his career under new coach Jane Figueiredo, as he challenges for gold in Rio.

The film also follows Daley’s coming out as he reveals to the world his relationship with Dustin Lance Black.

Twofour has previously produced two documentaries on Tom Daley and two series of ITV’s diving-based entertainment show Splash!, which Daley co-presented.

Neil Edwards, Senior Executive Producer, 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.

“As a nation we’re emotionally invested in Tom Daley, and I’m delighted Twofour and Tom continue to share our close relationship and will be bringing his exhilarating sporting and personal story to the screen through ITV.”

Amanda Stavri, Entertainment Commissioner, 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 ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games, which starts on August 5.

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