I'm A Celeb's Matty Lee broke huge ITV rule to tell Tom Daley he was going into the castle

I'M A Celebrity's Matty Lee revealed he broke ITV's strict secrecy rule to share the news he'd been signed for the show with diving partner Tom Daley.

The 23-year-old Olympian is realising another childhood dream by taking part in the reality show three months after winning gold in Tokyo in the men's synchronised 10m platform dive.


He was asked to take part just moments after landing in the UK from the Games, and Tom was among the first to find out.

Matty said: "When I told Tom, he was in shock too! He is so excited for me and he has always been so supportive and helped me a lot over the past three years. He gives me advice about anything whether it is relationships or whatever – I always ask Tom.”

The sudden rise in his profile after winning gold took Matty by surprise, and he still can't believe he's going into Gwrych Castle.

He said: “Nothing ever prepares you for what life will be like after you do well in the Olympics. I was and still am mainly in shock that I am doing I’m A Celebrity.

"My two childhood dreams were to win an Olympic medal and take part in my favourite TV series. And now I am doing both this year!

“My family is buzzing about it all. We were on the way back from the airport where they had picked me up from Tokyo when I got a call about the programme."

He's now focused on letting viewers get to know him as an individual away from his more famous diving partner.

Matty said: “Everyone knows who Tom Daley is but people don’t necessarily know who I am,” he explains. “But without each other, we would never have achieved what we have achieved. He always gives me credit where it is due and I also do too. He is really happy for me to grow as an individual and I think it is a chance for people to get to know me better.

“I watched our Olympic final again the other day and I realised I look a bit angry but that’s just me being in the zone! I am not like that at all in real life!”

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