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Tom Daley opens up on his engagement to Dustin: ‘I’m the happiest I’ve ever been’

Tom Daley opens up on his engagement to Dustin: ‘I’m the happiest I’ve ever been’

Tom Daley and his boyfriend Dustin Lance Black strike a pose on the River Thames

Tom Daley has spoken about his engagement to Dustin Lance Black in a new interview, ahead of his appearance at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Talking about the expectation to take home a medal, the diver said: ‘For me public pressure becomes irrelevant. I’ve dealt with it from such a young age. I handle it pretty well. Having a supportive fiancé means I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, in and out of the pool, which means you perform better.

‘You get one shot at the Games every four years. Six dives. Mess one up and it’s over. I will be completely chuffed with any colour medal. But you can’t go into the competition thinking you’ll be happy with silver or bronze.

‘My mentality is to think, “They have to beat me”, not “I have to beat them.” I’m going to this Olympics to win.’

It’s currently all systems go for Tom, who recently posted an Instagram photo of him fitting in some last minute training before heading to Rio.

4 more days til we leave for Rio. Getting those last few training days in 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

A photo posted by Tom Daley (@tomdaley1994) on

Speaking to the Radio Times, the star also said he has a ‘real sweet tooth’, before revealing which desserts he’s most looks forward to tucking into every now and again.

And guess what? At least one of them is still super healthy…

‘I have a real sweet tooth and I treat myself to a frozen yogurt or bit of cheesecake a couple of times a week. I’m a very keen baker. I’ve got the art of cheesecake down to a T. Celebrity Bake Off? Yep, that’s the dream.’