Meet Matty Lee – I’m A Celebrity 2021 contestant and Olympic diver

Everything you need to know about the diving gold medallist.

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Could Matty Lee bring home gold again?

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The latest series of I’m A Celebrity has officially begun and Olympic diver Matty Lee is ready to try his hand at being the next King of the Castle.

As part of the  I’m A Celebrity 2021 line-up, Matty Lee is most famous for his performance in Tokyo 2020 alongside his diving partner Tom Daley.

The event saw the pair win a gold medal in the men’s synchronised event.

Before heading into the competition of the ITV survival show, Matty revealed that Tom is one of the people most excited about his new role.

Matty commented: “Everyone knows who Tom Daley is but people don’t necessarily know who I am.

“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.”

So, as Matty strikes out alone in the Castle, want to know more about the pro athlete? Read on.

Who is Matty Lee?

Matty Lee
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Age: 23

Job: Diver

Instagram: @mattydiver

Twitter: @mattydiver

Matty Lee is a diver. The Olympic athlete most recently competed in the Tokyo Olympics alongside Tom Daley, securing a gold medal for Team GB in the men’s synchronised 10m platform event. The pair also won the gold in 2021’s FINA Diving World Cup and the European Championships.

What has Matty Lee said about joining I’m A Celebrity 2021?

Gold medalists Thomas Daley and Matty Lee of Great Britain
Gold medalists Thomas Daley and Matty Lee of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals after winning the Men’s Synchronized 10m Platform Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
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“Nothing ever prepares you for what life will be like after you do well in the Olympics,” Matty said of joining I’m A Celeb. “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!”

He also revealed that diving partner Tom Daley “was in shock too” when he found out. He added: “He has always been so supportive and helped me a lot over the past three years.”

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 2021 began on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

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