Fred Sirieix calls his daughter an 'inspiration' as she wins gold again

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SMETHWICK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Fred Sirieix looks on as his daughter Andrea competes during the Women's 10m Platform on day seven of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Sandwell Aquatics Centre on August 04, 2022 in Smethwick, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Fred Sirieix watching the Commonwealth Games. (Getty Images)

Fred Sirieix is celebrating as his daughter Andrea has won gold yet again.

Earlier this summer, Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix won three medals at the Commonwealth Games and has now added another gold at the European Aquatics Championships.

The First Dates star expressed his delight on Twitter after his daughter won gold in the 10m platform event, writing: "Andrea just won gold at the European Championships in Rome #diving #10m #platform #goAndrea, Nail bitting stuff once again!

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"What a great last dive! My little 🦆 has nerves of steel ❤️ Well done my love 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 we are so proud of you. You are an inspiration and a ray of sunshine x."

ROME, ITALY - AUGUST 17: Andrea Spendolini Sirieix of Great Britain poses with her Gold medal after winning the Women's 10m Platform Final on Day 7 of the European Aquatics Championships Rome 2022 at the Stadio del Nuoto on August 17, 2022 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Andrea Spendolini Sirieix has won gold at the European Aquatics Championships. (Getty Images)

Sirieix has been an enthusiastic supporter of his 17-year-old daughter's diving career and was frequently seen on the sidelines cheering her on throughout the Commonwealth Games.

After she won gold in the 10m platform synchro, he tweeted: "It’s gold in the mixed #diving #10m #platform #synchro I’m crying! Andrea and Noah well done to you both."

When Spendolini-Sirieix won the 10m platform at the Commonwealth Games she became the first English woman to win the event since 1996.

She also won BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2020 with past winners including Wayne Rooney, Tom Daley and boxer Caroline Dubois. Spendolini-Sirieix became the fourth diver to win the award.

Fred Sirieix watches his daughter, Englands Andrea Spendolini Sirieix (not pictured), compete in the Womens 10m Platform Final at Sandwell Aquatics Centre on day seven of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Picture date: Thursday August 4, 2022. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)
Fred Sirieix watches his daughter, Andrea Spendolini Sirieix at the Commonwealth Games. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Sirieix rose to fame as the maître d’hôtel on First Dates and quickly became a fan favourite which led to more TV work for the real life restaurant manager.

He quit his job as general manager of Galvin at Windows in 2019 to focus more on his TV projects which include his road trip series' with Gordon Ramsay and Gino D'Acampo

Sirieix also hosts Snackmasters and Million Pound Menu.

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