Plymouth diving star Tom Daley: I'm not gay
DIVING star Tom Daley has confirmed that he is not gay - after being voted the world's sexiest man by gay magazine Attitude.
But the Plymouth teenager says he does not have a girlfriend, because he doesn't have the time to meet one.
Tom told the Sunday Mirror: "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."
Tom reckons it's his 'uniform' that attracts such a huge gay following.
He said: "I can understand why I have a massive gay following - I spend half my life half naked in trunks on a diving board showing off my bare chest.
"I often joke I wear more to bed than to work.
"I'm cool with my gay following. It's great to have gay fans even though my friends gently take the mick."
The 19-year-old, who is taking a year out from his studies, said he thought he would have time to meet a girl after the olympics but his tight schedule has made it impossible.
He explained: "I was seeing a synchronised swimmer before the Olympics but she lived in Bristol and I wasn't driving so we couldn't meet up.
"I have never had a serious relationship. It has never worked with diving."