Diver Daley leaps into round-the-world TV jaunt

6th Aug 2013

Morocco will be among the countries Olympic diving star Tom Daley is plunging headfirst into during a new TV exploration series.

Some of the global attractions best loved by tourists on group tours and family holidays will be showcased on the ITV2 show.

Imagine Michael Palin's Around The World In 80 Days, but with a student backpack and you'll get the gist of what Daley's as-yet unnamed programme is about.

The London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist will be screened travelling on a budget with his best friend Sophie Lee, spending the night in hostels and sleeping on overnight trains.

It will give Daley the opportunity to put his skills at leaping off tall platforms to use, but this time he will be tied to a bungee rope.

Daley will meet celebrity friends along the way, such as singer Mollie King, from The Saturdays.

He said: "Diving and training are my first love, but I am looking forward to a break from the norm and discovering more about places I've never had the chance to explore before."

Angela Jain, ITV's director of digital channels, said the show should give people the chance to "see the teenager behind the trunks" as he enjoys his global backpacking adventure.

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