Tom Daley, the 18-year-old British diver who won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics, and became a national hero in the UK, could fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a TV presenter sooner than expected.
According to The Sun, Daley is set to participate in ITV’s The X Factor – along with Team GB mates Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Chris Hoy -- in an Olympic-themed special where the young athletes will have the chance to demonstrate how talented they are -- away from swimming pools and medal podiums.
In addition, Daley will have the chance to experience his lifelong dream of becoming a TV presenter, as the producers of the show are considering to let him try as a "rover" reporter in various segments of the show. Daley won't even had to win that Rio 2016 gold medal, and wait until he retires from the sport, to live his cherished dream.
Sources related to the show claim that, even when all the Team GB Olympinans are excited to participate in the famous program, Daley is by far the most excited one. The lad is even considered to play the role on mentor to some of the contestants -- a position from which he could help artists deal with the pressure of the competition, thanks to his experience in two Olympic Games (and counting).
Meanwhile, the diver's compensation is rumored to be between $150,000 and $170,000. Besides, The X Factor could be Daley's platform to into other entertainment industry-related projects in music and or acting. It's good to be Tom Daley.