Olympics 2012: British Diver Tom Daley Sets Sight On Media Post Games (Report)
As the Olympic hopeful takes to the high board Friday in the individual event, he is one of the first British team members to emerge with future media ambitions.
LONDON – British Olympic diving hopeful Tom Daley is aiming to plunge into a media career after his exploits from the 10 meter high board.
The 18-year-old diver has signed an exclusive deal with Twofour – the indie production banner whose output includes U.K. reality TV hits The Hotel Inspector and Urban Secrets, presented by Alan Cumming – to launch his TV career according to a report in the Daily Mail.
Daley, already the subject of a BBC documentary about his journey to the London 2012 Games during which his father and lifelong mentor, Rob, died from brain cancer, is one of the most recognized faces on the British Olympic squad.
He has been linked with numerous broadcasters to work as a presenter.
Within days of the Olympics 2012 starting, Daley made a splash on Twitter, rapidly becoming the silver medal winner of popular athletes in terms of tweet mentions behind U.S. swimming sensation Michael Phelps and fellow American pool man Ryan Lochte.
Sadly for the diver, much of the social media was painful with profanity-laden and homophobic tweets.
But with the diver set to go into the pool one more time in the individual 10 meter dive during British primetime Friday, the report said once the games are over, he will likely begin to look for a career in TV.
Production company Twofour did not respond.