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YouTuber of the Week: Tom Daley

Here at CelebMix, we pride ourselves on bringing some of the very best YouTubers to your attention. This is where our YouTuber of the Week title comes in. Whether the creators live and breathe YouTube, or have started a channel in addition to their day job, we love shouting out some of the must-watch stars of the internet.

Last week, we gave Tyler Oakley the title, in celebration of his epic ten years on YouTube. However, this week we’re crowning superstar diver turned YouTuber Tom Daley.

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Who is Tom Daley?

Tom Daley is a much loved British diver, who has won countless medals over the years including two Olympic bronze. In addition to being a diver, he has released books including ‘Tom’s Daily Plan’ which aims to help you achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle. Tom is also a positive LGBT influencer – his coming out video has been viewed over 12 million times on YouTube.

Alongside everything, Tom is a YouTuber. He joined the video sharing platform on August 23 2010, and has amassed over 519,000 subscribers. His videos have been viewed over 54 million times to date.

Why should you watch Tom Daley’s videos?

If you love a bit of variety, then Tom’s channel will suit you perfectly. As a diver, we get to see a lot of training vlogs, however, his channel is so much more than that. Tom regularly shares videos which include exercises, recipes, challenges, collaborations, travel vlogs and general fun and games. All the while, we get a glimpse into his personal and professional life, and it often feels as if we’re watching an old friend rather than a celebrity. There’s plenty of laughs and smiles to be had on Tom’s channel, and maybe the occasional tear too.

Five of Tom Daley’s must-watch videos

1. Tom Daley & Team GB – Sexy and I Know It (LMFAO Lip Sync)

This is an oldie but it’s oh so good. Back in 2012, some of the Team GB diving squad took some time out from training to let loose on the beach. At the time, LMFAO’s ‘Sexy and I Know It’ was a huge hit, and what better way for Team GB to have a bit of fun than by doing their own version of the video?

2. Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black’s Wedding Video

Earlier this year, Tom married Dustin Lance Black. Whilst on their honeymoon they decided to share a beautiful video from their special day. From walking down the aisle, their first dance to the stunning fireworks, we promise that this video will leave you fighting back happy tears.

3. Husband VS Best Friend

After doing a ‘Boyfriend VS Best Friend’ video on his friend Sophie’s channel, Tom decided to do a ‘Husband VS Best Friend’ video on his own channel. But who knows Tom better; Lance or Sophie? Watch to find out!

4. COOKALONG | How to Bake Cheescakes! | #BakeWithTom

Tom loves to bake and he also has a sweet tooth, so he decided to share a recipe from his Daily Plan book. Cheesecake which is fairly healthy? We’re so down for that.

5. Extreme Yoga Challenge with Nile Wilson

Tom teamed up with Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson to do the Extreme Yoga Challenge. Enlisting the help of some famous friends such as The Vamps, Fearne Cotton and Jamie Oliver, the pair are challenged to some of the most difficult yoga poses we’ve ever seen. Tom and Nile clearly have an advantage as they’re extremely flexible, and do an incredible job of a lot of the moves. However, it turns out that even Olympians struggle with certain yoga positions!

Congratulations to Tom Daley for being CelebMix’s YouTuber of the Week. We love your energy and enthusiasm for life. Thank you for being a great role model and for sharing so many aspects of your life with us. We hope you continue making inspiring and fun content for many years to come.

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Written by Katrina Rees

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