Tom Daley: I Made The First Move On Boyfriend
Diver opens up to Wossy about his sexuality and relationship...
The Olympic medal-winning diver, 19, revealed earlier this week that he is dating the 39-year-old screenwriter - and has opened up about how their relationship began.
Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, Tom also revealed that he had previously been conflicted over his sexuality.
On the subject of his BF, he said: "It really was love at first sight, I'd never felt like anything like it before. We were at a party and I hadn't even spoken to him all night. I didn't know what to do or if he was gay at first.
"I made the first move, I typed 'call me' in his notes with a smiley face on this phone and the next day he texted."
And Tom also paid a heart-warming tribute to Dustin, saying: "He makes me feel safe and happy, right now I couldn't be happier.
"I'd never felt the feeling of love, it happened so quickly, I was completely overwhelmed by it to the point I can't get him out of my head all the time. I've never had it before where I love someone and they love me just as much.
"I've got the most amazing friends and family and he's so supportive and always been there for me.
"He saved me from not wanting to dive anymore. After the Olympics I was down in the dumps, as it's such a hard way to get back into everything, but he gave me the extra motivation and made me work harder and that is exactly what I need."
Tom revealed that he has only truly realised his sexuality this year.
"People ask why I had a girlfriend last year, well, it's because I had a girlfriend last year. It wasn't until spring this year that it came upon me, I didn't expect this, it happened and everything clicked and felt right."
Tom also explained why he had never talked about his sexuality before.
He said: "It felt like a dirty little secret, it felt like I had chains wrapped around me, I couldn't be who I was, I felt alone and trapped.
"Just telling one person made me feel so much better, just that one person took a weight off my shoulder. I told Sophie my best friend first as I knew she'd be really accepting of it.
"She's been so supportive and there for me. Now that everyone knows, I have nothing to hide, those chains that I felt wrapped around me are gone and I can carry on with my life as normal and be happy."
The normally outgoing hunk revealed that he had been tormented by the issue while growing up.
"I felt like there was something wrong with me, I didn't know other people out there felt that way, I felt so alone, so locked away and couldn't say anything."
The interview will be broadcast on ITV1 this Saturday night.