First Dates' Fred Sirieix proud dad as daughter stuns in Commonwealth Games

by 24britishtvAug. 5, 2022, 1:20 a.m. 19
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Fred Sirieix is the picture of proud dad as he cheers on his daughter at the Commonwealth Games.

The 50-year-old may be best known as the charming maître d’hôtel on ITV’s First Dates, but off-screen he is the doting dad of two children.

His daughter, Olympic diver Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, is currently doing England proud as she competes in the prestigious Commonwealth Games, which is this year being held in Birmingham.

Thursday marked day seven of the international sports competition – which last week saw Drag Race star Ginny Lemon give a spectacular performance at the opening ceremony.

It’s the first day of the diving event, which will run until Monday, August 8, and things got off to a thrilling start with the 1m Springboard and 10m Platform.

ITV star Fred was seen supporting professional athlete Andrea, 17, from the sidelines as she excelled in the 10m Platform.

Dressed casually in a T-shirt and khaki jacket, Fred gave plenty of supportive gestures as Andrea absolutely smashed the first round of the event.

At one point he was seen giving his superstar daughter a thumbs up, while in another snap he gestured wildly at something happening in the pool before him.

It’s unclear what sort of advice – if any – he was giving to Andrea, but the diver performed spectacularly.

She easily topped the final leaderboard with a total of 360.6, with second and third place being taken by her Team England’s Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson respectively.

Andrea, along with Eden and Lois, are each representing England in the Platform.

Meanwhile, Jack Laugher and Jordan Houlden are the England stars for the Springboard.

Andrea, Eden, Lois, Jack and Jordan all made it through the qualifier rounds and are in for the finals after an incredible effort for the England team.

This evening’s final has already got underway, with an audience of up to one billion expected to watch the games over its 11-day run.

Team England have some genuine superstars on their team for the Commonwealth Games, with Andrea having previously competed for Team GB in the 2020 Olympics.

At the time, Fred supported his then-16-year-old daughter after she qualified for the prestigious competition alongside 11 others.

Alongside two snaps of the teen athlete, the proud dad wrote: ’Good luck mon we are all so proud of you.’

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