London 2012 Olympic diver Tom Daley lovingly recalls his late father Rob

London 2012 Olympic diver Tom Daley lovingly recalls his late father Rob

Even now he”s gone, I still feel Dad”s arms around meIn this first interview since his father”s death, Olympic diver Tom Daley lovingly recalls the man who inspired him — and made him cringe by asking for a cuddle as the world watched

11:25 PM on 10th August 2011

Inspiration: Tom is driven to success in his sport thanks to the love and support his father Rob gave him

Inspiration: Tom is driven to success in his sport thanks to the love and support his father Rob gave him

Happy memories: Devoted dad Rob with beloved sons Tom, Ben and William

Happy memories: Devoted dad Rob with beloved sons Tom, Ben and William

Olympic dreams: Tom performed the first dive in the London 2012 Aquatics Centre last month - and hopes to win gold there next year

Olympic dreams: Tom performed the first dive in the London 2012 Aquatics Centre last month – and hopes to win gold there next year

Lean on me: Tom Daley and his mother, Debbie

Lean on me: Tom Daley and his mother, Debbie, in Florida. He took a break from his training to join her and his brothers on holiday

Biggest fans: Rob with the rest of Tom

Biggest fans: Rob with the rest of Tom”s family ready to cheer him on at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Proud moment: When Tom became the youngest world champion ever at the age of 14, his Dad wanted a cuddle in front of the world

Proud moment: When Tom became the youngest world champion ever at the age of 14, his Dad wanted a cuddle in front of the world”s press