Proud dad Fred Sirieix rewards gold medal-winning daughter with trip to New York

Fred Sirieix is taking his daughter Andrea, 17, to New York after the teenager proved victorious at this year’s Commonwealth Games and was awarded gold for the Women’s Diving 10m Platform.

Fred was ever the proud dad and was pictured beaming from ear-to-ear in wake of Andrea’s success at her first ever Games.

The teenage diver came out on top in the preliminary round, and further secured first place in the final five dives.

She went on to secure a whopping 357.50 pints, with her teammate Lois Mae Toulson not far behind with 337.30 points.

Following Andrea’s gold medal and her 18th birthday just around the corner, First Dates star Fred has revealed that he’s taking his daughter to New York.

“We are going to take her to New York in September when she turns 18. We’ll spend a few days there as she’s never been. She’s always wanted to go,” he told MailOnline.

Discussing Andrea’s gold medal, Fred said it was deserved “after ten years of hard work and dedication”.

Recalling her Commonwealth journey so far, the doting dad went on: “Andrea totally dominated the preliminaries but in the final she started a bit slow. And you get nervous because all the girls up their game in the final.

“But she did what champions do and in her last dive she really turned it on and pulled a perfectly educated dive out of nowhere. It was her best dive ever. It was on the wire until that last dive.”

He added: “I’ve been following her career since she was eight and that was the culmination of ten years of diving.”

Fred has long voiced his admiration for Andrea, even before her gold medal win.

"Fourth best diver in the world! Best daughter and best sister ever! Well done. We are all so very and unconditionally proud of you #goAndrea," the Channel 4 star wrote alongside a throwback image of him with his daughter last year.

Andrea had just qualified for the Tokyo Olympics at the time following her impressive display at the preliminaries.

Sharing a clip of Andrea diving, Fred wrote on Instagram: "So proud, happy and excited for Andrea.

"She just won her place in the @fina1908 #worldcup #diving #10m #platform semi-final and qualified for @olympics #goAndrea @teamgb @britishswimming."

Fred shares Andrea with his ex partner Alex, whom he also shares 13 year old son Lucien with.


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