Who is Matty Lee? The Leeds Olympic diver competing in I'm A Celebrity 2021

British diver Matty Lee entered I'm A Celeb on Sunday alongside fellow Yorkshire contestants Kadeena Cox and Danny Miller.

Monday, 26th July 2021, 11:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 12:24 pm

Earlier this year the Olympian competed in Tokyo 2020 alongside diving partner Tom Daley, gaining gold in the 10m synchronised platform dive.

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On Sunday night Lee entered I'm A Celebrity after being announced as part of this season's line-up last week.

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Leeds diver Matty Lee entered I'm A Celeb on Sunday night. Photo: ©ITV/Lifted Entertainment/Joel Anderson.

This is everything you need to know about the diver and member of the I'm A Celeb cast Matty Lee.

Who is Matty Lee?

A member of the club Dive London, the athlete is mentored by coaching legend Jane Figueiredo, famously the long-term coach of Tom Daley, and the Russian divers Vera Ilyina and Yuliya Pakhalina who won gold at the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney.

At only 23 years old, he has already racked up an impressive list of achievements, both at a national and global level.

The diver has previously won gold in the European Games, as well as in the mixed 10m synchronised platform event in the European Diving Championships.

Lee was also selected to compete in the Commonwealth Games back in 2014, however had to withdraw due to injury.

In 2017, he went on to compete in the World Championships and brought home a silver medal, and in 2019 Lee and Daley won a bronze medal in the 10m synchronised dive.

This year Lee and Daley won gold in the 10m synchronised platform dive at Tokyo 2020.

Who is Lee dating?

Currently it is not known whether or not Matty is in a relationship.

Despite this, Matty confessed to ITV that whenever he needs relationship advice, "I always ask Tom [Daley].”

What has Matty Lee said about entering the castle?

Lee stated that I'm A Celeb is the ‘cherry on the cake’ after his success at Tokyo over the summer.

He went on to say:

“Nothing ever prepares you for what life will be like after you do well in the Olympics.

I was and still am mainly in shock that I am doing I’m A Celebrity.

My two childhood dreams were to win an Olympic medal and take part in my favourite TV series.

And now I am doing both this year!”

Does he have social media?

Lee is on Instagram and has over 367,000 followers.

His handle is @mattydiver, with his posts remaining predominantly about his professional diving career.

It is expected that followers will soon see more of his friends and family as they take over his social media while he is in the castle.

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