First Dates star Fred Sirieix witnesses daughter win diving gold at Commonwealth Games
Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix won the 10m Platform diving gold on Thursday, with her father – First Dates star Fred – watching on from the sidelines in Birmingham
Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix celebrates on the podium after winning gold
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Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix claimed gold for England in the 10m Platform diving final whilst her father Fred, the face of First Dates, watched on from the stands in Birmingham.
At just 17 years of age, Andrea is competing in her first ever Commonwealth Games, and has done her father proud following her sensational triumph. She secured the gold medal with a brilliant score of 357.50 points and was seen wiping away tears from her eyes after clinching victory.
Her England team-mate Lois Toulson claimed silver, upgrading from bronze from 2018 on the Gold Coast.
Andrea had been leading her competitors ever since her second dive, and finished over 20 points above her compatriot.
it was a golden night for England’s diving team on Thursday, with Jack Laugher also winning gold – successfully defending his 1m springboard title for a second time, as team-mate Jordan Houlden walked away with bronze.
Laugher won the 1m springboard crown back in 2014 and 2018 too, and claimed a third victory in a row with a score of 447.05 to finish 10 points clear of Australia’s two-time world champion Li Shixin.
For Andrea, it will certainly be a night that will live forever in the memory, after triumphing in her first Commonwealth Games as she showed no fear.
Fred Sirieix celebrates during her daughter’s gold medal triumph on Thursday
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Her father, Fred – who is the face of the hugely popular Channel 4 dating show First Dates – was cheering her on from the sidelines, and was seen celebrating as she performed her exquisite dives.
While he was seen celebrating her performance, he was clearly on edge throughout too, but he had nothing to worry about as his daughter brought the gold home,
It certainly won’t be the last we hear of Andrea, as she will now have her eyes on Olympic glory. She has already won bronze at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, and claimed silver and bronze at the 2020 European Championships.
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