ITV Orders Twofour Doc on Tom Daley


LONDON: ITV has commissioned Tom Daley: Diving for Gold, a new documentary focused on the titular professional diver, from Twofour.

Tom Daley: Diving for Gold will spotlight the personal and professional life of the British athlete, who is gearing up to compete at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The doc is slated for broadcast on ITV later this year. Twofour has already produced two documentaries about Daley as well as two seasons of the competition series Splash!, which he co-presented.

Neil Edwards, senior executive producer at Twofour, remarked: “It’s a privilege to have such intimate access to one of Britain’s best loved and most talented Olympians. Tom’s four-year journey from London 2012 to Rio 2016 is the latest gripping chapter in a story we’ve all been following since he burst into the public consciousness as a young boy. As a nation we’re emotionally invested in Tom Daley, and I’m delighted Twofour and Tom continue to share our close relationship and will be bringing his exhilarating sporting and personal story to the screen through ITV.”

Amanda Stavri, entertainment commissioner for ITV, added: “Tom is one of Britain’s best-loved athletes and I can’t wait for viewers to see his journey to once again compete in the ultimate level of sporting competition. We’ll follow his highs and the lows as well as discovering new insights into both Tom’s sporting and personal life.”