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

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.

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

"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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