Tom Daley receives supportive tweets after revealing gay relationship

Tom Daley in action during the 15th FINA World Championships on July 28, 2013
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Olympic diver Tom Daley receives supportive tweets from figures within sport after revealing that he is in a gay relationship.

Olympic diver Tom Daley has received supportive messages on Twitter from figures within the sporting and celebrity world after revealing that he is in a gay relationship.

The 19-year-old, who has been dogged by rumours about his sexuality throughout his career, announced the news to his fans via a YouTube video today.

After taking the "hard decision" to make his relationship public, the Olympic bronze-medallist sparked a response on Twitter.

Here's a selection of a few tweets below:

"We must support @TomDaley1994 in his decision to come out. He is very brave and as ASA Chairman I am proud of him."
Chairman of English aquatics governing body Edward Lord

"Delighted that @TomDaley1994 is happy in his new relationship. Well done for sharing it. Good luck to them both."
Former England footballer Gary Lineker

"Of course we support you @TomDaley1994 and we all love you even more for your bravery and honesty. X"
Comedian and actor David Walliams

"Good for you @TomDaley1994 Big day for him, let's all show him some support.."
English cricketer Steve Davies

"@TomDaley1994 Well done sunshine, dive into love."
Comedian and actor Russell Brand

"Keep Calm Tom it's 2013. Everyone is entitled to be happy. #TomDaley."
Former English footballer Mark Bright

"Huge respect for @tomdaley1994 for coming out in such a brave manner. Lovely guy too X."
The Saturdays singer Una Foden

"Great bravery from @TomDaley1994 today. Shouldnt matter to people anyhow."
England and London Wasps player James Haskell

"Tom Daley just made it 100 times easier for confused young gay men to come out and lead open, happier lives - good for him."
Television host and journalist Piers Morgan

Tom Daley in action during the 15th FINA World Championships on July 28, 2013
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