Diving commentator Leon Taylor becomes a star for enthusiastic commentary as Tom Daley and Matty Lee win Olympic gold

DIVING commentator Leon Taylor's enthusiastic commentary stole the show after Tom Daley and Matty Lee won Team GB's first-ever gold in the 10m synchronised dive.

The 2004 Athens silver medalist traded the 10m platform for diving commentary.

And Taylor's witty humour on the mic has earned him a lot of new fans, with television viewers taking to Twitter to tell him just how much they love him.

Daley and Lee took a massive gamble with the toughest dive in the sport, a forward four and half somersault with a 3.7 degree of difficulty.

And under the pressure, they absolutely nailed it. Team GB roared and their coaches hugged and jumped for joy.

Daley and Lee scored 101.01, for a total of 471.81 – dethroning the Chinese defending champions Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen.

As the pair flawlessly entered the water, Taylor on commentary said: "YEEEEEEEEEEEES! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

"That's it! That is it. That is untouchable. That is it, that is it. That's it, that's it.

"That's Olympic gold. That's Olympic gold. That is Olympic gold. Oh my goodness me.

"Unfaltering. YES! What a dive! What a dive! No-one can catch them. Oh my word."

Unfaltering. YES! What a dive! What a dive! No one can catch them. Oh my word.

One diving viewer took to Twitter and said: "YES!! Tom Daley and Matty Lee. A second Gold for Team GB today.

"Love the unashamedly biased commentary from Leon Taylor. Brilliant!!"

Another said: "Anyone who doesn’t love Leon Taylor’s diving commentary needs to have a word with themselves.

"Yes I’m watching the Olympics over breakfast."

Team GB appear to be united and together.

And it's something evident and visible to those watching and listening from home.

A diving fan said: "What I absolutely love about the Olympics is former GB Athletes watching the current Team GB members compete and just how pumped they get to see their friends doing well.

"Leon Taylor and Chris Mears were so so happy for Tom Daley and Matty Lee then!"

That's Olympic gold. That's Olympic gold. That is Olympic gold. Oh my goodness me.

After collecting their gold medals, the pair spoke to BBC Sport and Daley confirmed he will continue diving.

He said: "I still can’t honestly believe what is happening.

"That moment, being about to be announced as Olympic champions, I was gone. I was blubbering. You want to win an Olympic gold medal but never think you actually will.


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“I will carry on but I will definitely take a break.

“There are some beverages with my name on it to celebrate with my husband and family. This means an incredible amount.

"All athletes put in such hard work and dedication into our performances. To be an Olympic champion after four attempts at it feels extremely special.”

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