Monday mornings aren’t always the most welcoming, but today is uncharacteristically melancholic. Prepare to cry into your Speedos, Tom Daley has told The Mirror that he’s straight.
Yes, he of perfect tan and sculpted torso has been at the forefront of gay rumours for years, but yesterday finally set the record, erm, straight, saying, ‘I think it’s funny when people say I’m gay… I laugh it off… I’m not. But even if I was, I wouldn’t be ashamed. It wouldn’t bother me in the slightest what people thought.’
He then goes on to say, ‘But I’m cool with my gay following. It’s great to have gay fans even though my friends gently take the mick.’ Of course it’s great to have gay fans, like us, because we devote entire articles to his face. Exhibit A: 12 of the best Tom Daley selfies.
Of course, Daley’s latest statement won’t stop a barrage of Tweets heading in his direction whenever he posts anything with even the slightest whiff of innuendo, but for now let’s leave the Olympian to his diving board and subscription to FHM magazine.
Now, as you were.