Tom Daley On Asking Cheryl Cole For A Date: "It'd Just Be Embarrassing!"

22 August 2012, 07:40 | Updated: 22 August 2012, 11:08

The British diver says he hasn't "got a hope in hell" of getting a date with the 'Under The Sun' singer.

Team GB diving sensation Tom Daley says he would be too embarrassed to ask out Cheryl Cole once they finally meet up for their much teased diving lesson.

The 'Call My Name' singer was vocally supportive of the 18 year-old diver on Twitter during the London 2012 Olympic Games, and Tom had agreed to give Cheryl a private dancing lesson after the Games ended.

However despite picking up a bronze medal in the men's 10m diving event two weeks ago Tom admits he hasn't "got a hope in hell" of managing to get a date with the Girls Aloud star.

"I haven't got a hope in hell!" Tom revealed in this week's Heat magazine, regarding his chances with the pop singer. "It'll be cool to finally meet her and teach her how to dive.

"It'd just be embarrassing if I asked her out," the diving prodigy explained. "It's not going to work. I wish I did have the courage to ask her."

Despite not feeling brave enough to ask out 29 year-old Cheryl, Tom Daley did admit to owning the 'Parachute' star's calendar back home in Plymouth.

"I've got her calendar on my wall, so I'm used to seeing her half-naked and I see divers half-naked every day, although it is Cheryl!"

Tom went on to reveal that he feels he is too young for a serious relationship, and is much more focused on his burgeoning diving career now the Olympics is finished.

He added: "I think I'm too young for a relationship. I've always been quite independent, so I quite like not having a relationship."

Check out a promo picture of Cheryl Cole from her album 'A Million Lights' below:

Earlier this week Cheryl shared a picture with fans on Twitter showing her "sweaty" after kicking off rehearsals for her upcoming UK arena tour, which begins in Nottingham on 6th October.

Cheryl Cole is set to release her next single 'Under The Sun', the second from her 2012 album 'A Million Lights', on 9th September.