Tom Daley has revealed that David Beckham sent his texts of encouragement and support after he missed out on a medal in the synchronised 10m diving event with partner Pete Waterfield.
Tom, who went on to win a bronze medal in the men’s 10m platform diving final on Sunday has said that Beckham told him to keep his “chin up” and to concentrate on his next event.
He said, “David was asking how I’ve been feeling, giving me advice about what to take out of the synchro. He was kind of asking me the right questions, telling me it’s not that bad and that I can come back.”
Beckham was there on Sunday to watch the final with his sons and the footballer looked ecstatic when Tom finished up in third place. The pair met up after the event and were delighted to chat with each other.
Beckham was not the only celebrity to wish Daley well, as Tom’s Twitter was inundated with messages of support from stars such as Cheryl Cole, Rosie Hunnigton-Whiteley, Louis Tomlinson, James Cordon and many more.