Olympic diver Tom Daley is facing new anguish after naked selfies of him in the bed he now shares with his husband were leaked online.
One of the images shows the 23-year-old athlete lying in bed looking into the camera with his Olympic ring on his finger – while in a second he is seen in an erotic pose.
He is seen alone in the pictures which were taken in the bedroom he now shares with husband Dustin Lance Black, 43, in Southwark, south London.
They appear to have been originally sent using the Snapchat app which automatically deletes images seconds after they have been viewed.
But an unscrupulous user could have secretly taken a screenshot without the athlete knowing.
At the top of the screen, the letters ‘TD’ can be seen in an apparent reference to his name.
The athlete has instructed lawyers to send ‘take-down’ notices to websites hosting the pictures after they were uploaded to a US website and shared on Twitter.
A close friend told MailOnline: ‘The pictures are from 2016, way before Tom and Lance were married.
‘They are from a time where they split for a few months, which they have both talked about previously -but they reunited.’
Less than a year ago Daley confessed to having an online tryst with another man during a secret relationship break in 2016. It is thought that the images were taken in that period.
Footage of the diving ace stripping for online sex emerged prompting him to confess a number of online relationships to his then-fiancé Dustin.
He admitted to being on a seven-month ‘break’ from his then boyfriend as the pair were tied up with demanding work commitments.
During this time he messaged another man and send explicit pictures and video over social media – before eventually getting married in May last year.