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Tom Daley makes it official: 'I am a gay man'

British diver had said he fancied girls as well as guys, but now says he's gay.

Clive Rose

British diver Tom Daley said he is gay, dropping the suggestion that he is bisexual. He also says he has a boyfriend, believed to be screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

In December, Daley announced he was dating a man, but also said he still fancied girls, leaving open the idea that he was bi. Last night, on the British chat show Celebrity Juice, Daley was specific:

"So Tom, let's get right to the crunch here - you're a gay man now?" host Keith Lemon asked. "I am," Daley replied.

"I came out on YouTube as I wanted to say what I wanted to say without anyone twisting it. I told my family before I told the world. I was terrified. I did not know what the reaction was going to be. I did it on YouTube because people were constantly digging and asking questions."

He also confirmed that he had a boyfriend: "Yes, I do... It was the whole kind of reason behind it."

Daley on the show: