Celebrity diver Tom Daley spotted in Southend High Street

Southend Standard: Celebrity diver Tom Daley spotted in Southend High Street Celebrity diver Tom Daley spotted in Southend High Street

OLYMPIC diver Tom Daley was spotted in a local cafe during a shopping trip in Southend.

Tom, who appears in the ITV diving show, Splash, was seen with some shopping bags in Caffe Nero, in Southend High Street.

He was in town training for the British Gas National Cup, at Southend Leisure Centre in Garon Park, which takes place from tomorrow until Sunday.

Tom, 19, aims to land his first National Cup 10m Platform title, after missing out on the last staging in 2012 due to an injury.

Tom said: “I’m here for the national championships this weekend, at Garon Park, just up the road.

“It’s been good being here actually. I’m always here for training – I love Southend. The training facilities are really good.”

Yesterday, Tom took to Twitter to announce his arrival in Southend, writing: “In Southend for the national championships this weekend!”

He was spotted by a number of people, who also took to Twitter.

@daniellelee96 tweeted: “Definitely just saw Tom Daley strolling through Southend.”

While @maddisontate tweeted: “Not every day Tom Daley smiles at you in Southend! I think I’m in love.”

Tom has frequented Southend many times in the past few years. He visited the area alongside Team GB colleagues to visit the training camp at the pool, ahead of the Olympic Games in 2012.

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7:23am Fri 31 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

i bet he dived straight in to a medium skinny Latte.
i bet he dived straight in to a medium skinny Latte. DogsMessInLeigh

8:04am Fri 31 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

great publicity for cafe nero...... i trust their tax returns are in order
great publicity for cafe nero...... i trust their tax returns are in order pembury53

10:30am Fri 31 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Am I meant to care?
Am I meant to care? Jack222

10:46am Fri 31 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

Where is Rich/Carol's comment gone ? Bit harsh, but It made me have a little LOL.
Where is Rich/Carol's comment gone ? Bit harsh, but It made me have a little LOL. supermadmax

11:11am Fri 31 Jan 14

Dr Sloan says...

This is the greatest news ever!
This is the greatest news ever! Dr Sloan

4:47pm Fri 31 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

supermadmax wrote:
Where is Rich/Carol's comment gone ? Bit harsh, but It made me have a little LOL.
it was most certainly in the style we know and love.....
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Where is Rich/Carol's comment gone ? Bit harsh, but It made me have a little LOL.[/p][/quote]it was most certainly in the style we know and love..... pembury53

8:51pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tophat27dt says...

leave him alone. there are far worst people in the world.
leave him alone. there are far worst people in the world. tophat27dt

4:49pm Sat 1 Feb 14

beejiu says...

I don't understand why people get so excited spotting celebrities. I mean, they are real people -- they have to exist somewhere. I've seen a fair few celebrities in the street, never have I felt it necessary to interject into their private lives.
I don't understand why people get so excited spotting celebrities. I mean, they are real people -- they have to exist somewhere. I've seen a fair few celebrities in the street, never have I felt it necessary to interject into their private lives. beejiu

6:24am Sun 2 Feb 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Well here goes. Well hush my mouth, fancy seeing a World celebrity in Cafe Nero in Southend High Street. I was down the town at that time thats why I had a lovely hot chololate,cream and marshmallows in Thorntons for £1.59. Pity I didnt have my autograph book with me.
Well here goes. Well hush my mouth, fancy seeing a World celebrity in Cafe Nero in Southend High Street. I was down the town at that time thats why I had a lovely hot chololate,cream and marshmallows in Thorntons for £1.59. Pity I didnt have my autograph book with me. CHRISTMAS CAROL

12:30pm Sun 2 Feb 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Oh my God, I dont believe it. Where's my autograph book
Oh my God, I dont believe it. Where's my autograph book CHRISTMAS CAROL

6:20pm Sun 2 Feb 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
i bet he dived straight in to a medium skinny Latte.
I think that comment is really funny
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: i bet he dived straight in to a medium skinny Latte.[/p][/quote]I think that comment is really funny CHRISTMAS CAROL

11:55pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Jax0310 says...

They do some of the filming for the TV show Splash at Garons so he'd probably gone sightseeing. Ha! Ha!
They do some of the filming for the TV show Splash at Garons so he'd probably gone sightseeing. Ha! Ha! Jax0310

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