'First Dates' star Fred Sirieix 'so proud' of daughter representing Team GB in Tokyo Olympics

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Fred Sirieix expressed his pride in his daughter competing at the Olympics. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Fred Sirieix expressed his pride over his daughter competing at the Olympics. (Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

First Dates' Fred Sirieix has expressed his pride over his daughter competing in the Tokyo Olympics. 

Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, who won BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2020, is part of the GB diving team.

The 16-year-old's famous father wrote a message of support for her as the Games kicked off over the weekend. 

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"Good luck mon 🦆 we are all so proud of you ❤️ Have fun x #olympics #tokyo2020 #diving #platform #10m #teamGB #goAndrea," the maître d' shared to Instagram alongside photos of his daughter by a diving arena. 

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She's set to take part in the women's 10m platform preliminary event on Wednesday 4 August. The top 18 of those 30 divers will qualify for the semi-final. 

Spendolini-Sirieix confirmed her spot on Team GB last month in an Instagram post

Posting a throwback photo of herself clutching a trophy, she wrote: "ITS OFFICIAL : I’m going to be representing Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer !! I can’t find the words to describe exactly how I’m feeling… It’s every athletes dream to compete at the Olympics and I can’t believe that mine is finally coming true

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"Moments like this make me truly grateful for God, my family, my coach Lin Chen and everyone that has supported me so far in my journey❤. 

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"Baby Andrea would be so proud🧒🏼 Super excited to be repping the red❤️, white🤍 and blue💙 alongside such an incredibly strong team 🇬🇧 Tokyo, HERE WE COME !!!!"

There's already been great success for the GB divers: Tom Daley and Matty Lee took gold for the men's synchronised 10m platform on Monday. 

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