First Date star Fred Sirieix reveals his daughter Andrea, 16, is training for the Tokyo Olympics with the GB dive team
First Dates star Fred Sirieix has revealed that his 16-year-old daughter, Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, is training for the Olympics.
On Tuesday’s episode of Lorraine, The TV Personality, 49, gushed, ‘She’s a diver, she’s won BBC Sports Personality of the Year, she’s a British Champion.’
Fred – known as the maître d ‘at the matchmaking restaurant First Dates – revealed that while major sporting events have been shaken by the pandemic, his daughter is still training hard.
Talented: Fred Sirieix revealed on Tuesday’s episode of Lorraine that his 16-year-old daughter, Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, is training for the Olympics
The proud father explained: ‘She trained for the World Cup that was to take place in Japan in April, just a few days, but it has just been canceled.
She’s a diver, she’s won BBC Sports Personality of the Year, she’s British Champion, but like all the other athletes in Team GB, the World Cup was canceled at the last minute because of Covid.
“So it just goes to show how big of a problem Covid is internationally, I have no idea what will happen in the future for the Olympics and other competitions, it’s very frustrating for them.”
The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics are now scheduled to kick off on July 23, with the International Olympic Committee urging countries to vaccinate their competitors before the games.
‘She’s a British Champion’: The proud dad gushed about his daughter going to the World Cup in Japan in a few days before being canceled due to Covid
Fred’s Team GB diver daughter Andrea received the Young Sports Personality of the Year award on Blue Peter last December.
During the ceremony, the talented teen said: ‘“It’s so great to think such great sporting legends have won and I’m following in their footsteps.”
Fred shares daughter Alex and son Lucien, 10, with his ex Alex, who he dated for 12 years.
Champion: Fred’s Team GB diver daughter Andrea received the Young Sports Personality of the Year award at Blue Peter last December
The matchmaker is now engaged for the first time to a mysterious woman he publicly calls ‘Fruitcake’.
Speak to the Sun on Sundays, he revealed: ‘It was so beautiful. When I saw her I fell in love and she smiled because she knew. ‘
Romantic Fred added that the couple shared a drink and were ‘all over each other’ by the end of the night.
Last year, he announced his engagement in a glowing Instagram post with the caption: ‘Fruitcake said yes’
Loved up: The matchmaker is now engaged to a mysterious woman he publicly calls ‘Fruitcake’ after falling in love at first sight
Fred and his mysterious wife fly to Jamaica for their wedding, with plans for a lavish beach party in the pipeline.
But, like many engaged couples, Fred and his lover have had to postpone their wedding due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, Fred announced a year ago that the couple and their entourage would fly to the Caribbean island as soon as it was safe.
Bride-to-be: Fred and his mysterious wife fly to Jamaica for their wedding, with plans for a lavish beach party in the pipeline when coronavirus permits