Tom Daley: TV hasn't distracted diving
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 July 2014
Tom Daley insists his burgeoning TV career hasn't distracted him from his Olympic dreams as a diver
Tom Daley insists his TV career hasn't distracted him from diving.
The 20-year-old diver, who starred on ITV reality show 'Splash!' for two series, says winning a gold medal at the Olympics is still his top goal in life and doesn't feel his newfound fame as a TV star has harmed his training in any way.
He said: "The TV shows I've done have always fitted around my training and I learned to compartmentalise different aspects of my life from a very young age. I think it's good to have other interests and I actually think they benefit my diving as I go into each training session feeling fresh and motivated.
"My goal has always been winning an Olympic gold [medal], it's the only diving accolade I'm missing. I wouldn't train 30 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, if I didn't love what I do."
Tom, who also travelled the world for an ITV2 reality show, says his TV work has been a welcome addition to his life since leaving school.
He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "In terms of the TV shows, they've given me something else to focus on away from the pool.
"I'm not at school anymore, so if I didn't do anything else outside of diving I'd probably go mad!"